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Enviro Empress
Review and ratings contributed by Karla on May 13, 2016

Had this Empress insert for 4 seasons.First year no problems,Second year the burn pot was shot.(1 month out of warranty!) Second year convection fan got very noisey.Third year convection fan stopped working.New fan over $200.00 to replace.This past year high heat sensor went kaput.Kept shutting ...

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Quadra-Fire Classic Bay 1200
Review and ratings contributed by JS on Apr 21, 2016

One of these reviews used the term finicky and that's very accurate for this unit. I inherited my Classic Bay 1200 from someone and it was a 1999 model year unit that had been very lightly used. I've only used it for one winter so far and probably burned about 2 tons of pellets. I recently had ...

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Harman Accentra
Review and ratings contributed by ctl on Feb 19, 2016

Bought stove in Sept. 2013 to replace a wood stove. Initially upfront costs were very high- stove and install over $4000 and install a generator because of stove's need for electricity. Living in Maine, stove is used 24/7 starting in Oct. - Apr. Used 4 tons of mixed wood pellets in 2014-2015. ...

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Quadra-Fire Castile
Review and ratings contributed by Mike R on Feb 17, 2016

I would be careful before purchasing this stove. The Quadra Fire Castile. I purchased it last November and lean it weekly. The flame deflector above fire pod fell down while we were out and came home to a smokey home and almost fire in the hopper. Since deflector fell on top of pod pellets were ...

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Harman Accentra
Review and ratings contributed by JodieB on Feb 09, 2016

WE purchased this almost 5 years ago, at first we loved it. Now we have had to have it serviced 4 times at 150.00 just to walk in the door- not including repairs. We have replaced many parts which eat up the savings in fuel costs. I still enjoy it, but it is not a great money saver. IF you can ...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Review and ratings contributed by John G on Jan 30, 2016

We purchased our Mt. Vernon AE at the end of 2007. It was installed by some very knowledgeable and well-trained professionals. These folks trained me to properly maintain the stove, and I clean it weekly without fail. I'm an engineer, and have a habit of thoroughly reading manuals, and absorbing ...

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Quadra-Fire Classic Bay 1200
Review and ratings contributed by underground home on Jan 22, 2016

Very poor stove has not worked right since new, won't start every time, shuts down in the middle of a burn, sometimes won't start but keeps feeding pellets until pot full have to raise lid to stop feed- lit once in this condition had to keep lid up and keep pushing reset button till fire burnt out. ...

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Harman P68
Review and ratings contributed by kmb on Jan 19, 2016

We bought this stove recently and absolutely love it!! Best investment we have made by far! We first purchased a US Stove King stove and it caught fire in the hopper! Terrible experience! The P68 was the replacement as we didn't want to mess around with another cheap stove. This unit does a ...

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Avalon Arbor
Review and ratings contributed by The Pellet Prick on Jan 19, 2016

utter shit, broken after 1.5 years, steer clear - i read its been "discontinued" wonder why?

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Harman XXV
Review and ratings contributed by Greg C. on Jan 19, 2016

Owned an XXV for over 5 years now. I must say the stove is not noisy if one considers that there are two fans moving air for combustion and heat circulation. So.. if you put the stove in your TV room, expect to turn up the TV. The fans are much the same noise as a 24 in box fan set on medium - ...

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Harman Accentra
Review and ratings contributed by Mark on Jan 17, 2016

I bought the insert in 2005. The first winter it worked fairly well. The blower fan was and still is noisy but it put out heat at first. I strip and clean the stove weekly and it seems only to circulate the air in the room. I have replaced the ignitor twice and am now trying to find a 2nd control ...

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Quadra-Fire Classic Bay 1200
Review and ratings contributed by Ray M on Jan 07, 2016

We purchased a Quadrafire Classic Bay 1200, not impressed, the heat output is not even close to what they claim. and the hopper is not an 80 lb. we have tried with 3 different brand and size of pellets and there is no way to put more than 65 lbs in the hopper. BTU Rating claim 51,000 BTU but EPA ...

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Harman Accentra
Review and ratings contributed by Robert Peale on Jan 04, 2016

I live in San Francisco, so the regulations require something like this. I would not purchase this model again. I am gay.

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Harman Advance
Review and ratings contributed by Bill on Jan 04, 2016

This is a nice stove but when it quit working I was unable to find a dealer that stocked the esp probe or the circuit board. It will take about a week to get the parts. It is going down to 8 degrees tonight. There should be a master parts dealer in a large city. Any piece of equipment is only as ...

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Quadra-Fire Classic Bay 1200
Review and ratings contributed by 1191Ranch on Jan 03, 2016

I am on my 8th winter season using the CB1200 and use about 2.5 tons of pellets every winter. This year for the first time I started having problems with the fire going out while it was running. The motor shaft set screw to the auger came loose and was causing the intermittent loss of flame . ...

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Quadra-Fire Sante Fe
Review and ratings contributed by Norm on Jan 01, 2016

I have had mine for 6 years and watch out every thing goes out at one time! Replace the vaccum switch then the auger motor, then the blower fan and now it sits there and just smokes up the whole house to where no one can stay in. Haad the guy that sold it to me come out and he knew as much as I ...

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Quadra-Fire Castile
Review and ratings contributed by PoorCastileCustomer on Dec 24, 2015

This unit DOES NOT HEAT MORE THAN THE LIVING ROOM AND OF ROOM 500 SQ FEET. IMHO this is false advertising. I've also had 6 mechanical failures in the first 11 months of having a new unit installed. The Unit also produces an extreme amount of fine grey dust throughout the hose which exceeds QF's ...

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Quadra-Fire Classic Bay 1200
Review and ratings contributed by BusterDave54 on Dec 21, 2015

I bought my stove in 2008 and it has worked fine. I keep it clean, sweep the chimney every year and give it a good cleaning. When I stopped using it in the spring, it was working fine. When I went to start it this fall, the unit wouldn't feed pellets. So I did the troubleshooting according to ...

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Thelin ECHO
Review and ratings contributed by Jak3mar on Dec 20, 2015

Looks good but $3099 piece of junk. Don't buy for its look unless you want to put $500 into it every year. Had stove 7 years and nothing but problems from start. Even the dealer said they are problems. Thelnin is under a new owner now and worse. Prices double for parts. Don't buy!!!

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Harman XXV
Review and ratings contributed by WhiteMountains on Dec 06, 2015

The convection fan noise from this stove is terrible, a high pitched constant whine. The fan speed can be lowered so that the noise is reduced, but not eliminated, but lowering the fan speed dramatically reduces the heat output. The other two motor noises are fine, the auger and the combustion fan, ...

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Breckwell P2000FS
Review and ratings contributed by GM on Dec 02, 2015

We put this stove in back in 2008 and it has worked great as far as heating goes and ease-of-use. It's loud and rattles like an old car! Now after cleaning this year I can't keep it running! Really not sure what I'm going to do with this boat anchor! I'm sick of banging my head against the wall ...

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Quadra-Fire Classic Bay 1200
Review and ratings contributed by edjersey on Nov 26, 2015

After 3 years of use I have replaced the auger motor, convection blower motor and exhaust blower motor. Customer service is a complete joke. Its not a quality issue its a user issue they say. A quality company stands behind the product they sell not quadafire. They blame the customer. My ...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Review and ratings contributed by Piet on Nov 21, 2015

This is my sixth year with this stove, it's been a great addition to the house, before having it I had to close rooms off in the old Victorian I live in and only live in part of it during the winter, and still have sky high oil bills. With this stove I go through roughly 4 tons of pellets a year ...

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Quadra-Fire Classic Bay 1200
Review and ratings contributed by E C Roper on Nov 21, 2015

I have had this stove for 7 yrs. It has heated my 1700 sq-ft home thru 7 winters.It was professionally installed and. vented properly. The only problems have been from poor quality pellets and inattention to cleaning . Buy quality pellets,use the fire-pot clean out lever daily, and clean it once a ...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Review and ratings contributed by Spyderman on Nov 16, 2015

I had older models that ran 15 years w/out a problem. I bought one in a rental that was bottom end -- works perfectly no issues for 5 years. 3 years ago I bought the top of the line Mt Vernon AE ... everything is great except three things: 1) I breaks all the time, constantly, several times per ...

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Quadra-Fire Sante Fe
Review and ratings contributed by DSurprenant on Nov 05, 2015

The thing's a piece of junk - won't ever buy another Quadra Fire. Purchased the stove a little over a year ago. Had trouble with it right from the start. When plugged in and the thermostat set to a temperature higher than the room it would run until the temperature met the thermostat and turn off. ...

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Quadra-Fire Sante Fe
Review and ratings contributed by DSurprenant on Nov 05, 2015

The thing's a piece of junk - won't ever buy another Quadra Fire. Purchased the stove a little over a year ago. Had trouble with it right from the start. When plugged in and the thermostat set to a temperature higher than the room it would run until the temperature met the thermostat and turn off. ...

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Quadra-Fire Sante Fe
Review and ratings contributed by jen cano on Nov 04, 2015

Has anyone else experienced this.....the stove is wired to the thermostat.the thermostat is set to a temperature. the gauge that shows the in house temperature drops below set temperature on thermostat but for some reason doesn't trigger the stove to come on. Once I notice this it's about 5 to 10 ...

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Breckwell Big E Utility Furnace and Home Heater
Review and ratings contributed by BooWy on Oct 29, 2015

Ok fellows, I just bought my first pellet stove, the Big E, from craigs list. I think the Convection Blower is out, can you replace it with a draft fan?? They look the same, only about $150 cheaper. Please advise

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Quadra-Fire Sante Fe
Review and ratings contributed by rico7687 on Oct 28, 2015

Now five years old, device has now decided to start on an intermittent basis. Regular maintenance performed. Vacuum hose checked and cleaned. Dealer not very knowledgeable, and manufacture keeps pushing me back to them. Seems no one has an answer how to correct this. If you buy one of these, know ...

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Avalon Arbor
Review and ratings contributed by Maine heater on Oct 24, 2015

Although the Avalon Arbor has been discontinued, I'm submitting the review to comment on the manufacturer, which still has pellet stoves on the market. The Arbor itself is both efficient and reliable. We've owned ours for over eight years and are very happy with it. Heating with any wood source is ...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Review and ratings contributed by glenng2759 on Oct 03, 2015

When this this stove works it gets a 5 in the three categories. Owning this stove for 4 years now I've learned it's like owning a Ferrari. You better be smart, very mechanically inclined, and have various replacement parts on the shelf. The error codes spit out to the wall thermostat are often ...

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Harman P68
Review and ratings contributed by Mark minister on Oct 02, 2015

This stove is the greatest. I live 60 miles North of Columbus, Ohio. It cranks out a lot of heat. I used to own a wood burning insert. It was a lot of work, dirty and the heat went up the chimney. As an attorney, I do not have time to constantly feed a fire, or start up a fire. My P68 warms the ...

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Harman Accentra
Review and ratings contributed by saratoga on Sep 06, 2015

Bought stove in 2008 when oil was climbing to $4 gl. first 3yrs very good. gradually parts started wearing out, 3 igniters, three control boards, combustion blower and two auger motors. chain drive inherently noisy. will upgrade soon.

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Enviro Empress
Review and ratings contributed by Carl Jones on Sep 05, 2015

This stove is not what it is cracked up to be. I have to replace the ignitor no less than twice a season. The fact that you have to just about take the stove apart to clean it is absolutely ridiculous. I use premium grade pellets and still have more ash than my brother in law with a different ...

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Harman P68
Review and ratings contributed by Joe smith on Aug 26, 2015

Great stove! Heated my house for 5 years before the fire. Never had a problem with this stove right up until the end. It was out of warrantee but I am going to purchase a new one once the insurance comes through and I get into a new place.

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Harman P68
Review and ratings contributed by Chris on Aug 16, 2015

8 years and counting 1 new igniter coil. They are a little noisy. But hey Two story house with basement. Stove on the main floor in a corner. In our living room Heats the home exclusively. All winter long in Northern Nevada 5300 ft. Elevation. Burn golden fire pellets exclusively. Clean the fire ...

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Harman P38 Plus
Review and ratings contributed by Jeff ash arena on Aug 02, 2015

I have been using this stove for 4 years. Buy the cheapest thermostat you can find. Mine was $10. I heat my house in Wisconsin with about 4 1/2 tons a year. I have no complaints. Replaced the disruption fan a year ago. Clean it twice a week. Think about it anything runs better when it's clean. ...

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Breckwell P2700FS
Review and ratings contributed by p2700 owner over ten years on Jul 27, 2015

This is my second stove...Heats wntire house and yes it has some maintenance as it should with any wood buring product.. clean it right and you will have very few problems..

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Harman P68
Review and ratings contributed by Pete Harper on Jun 07, 2015

We purchased ours in 2005 and it has been our sole source of heat since then. Awesome feeling of warmth unlike heat pumps. Our home is 2600 square feet and I would recomend this stove to anyone!

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