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Harman XXV

Review: Harman XXV

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Harman XXV- Full Home Heat
Had this stove for almost 8 years. I hear my house with it in Ct all winter long. The main issue I did wrong with it originally was to turn the sensitivity all the way up. This caused the secondary fans to come on very quickly, increasing the noise and using more pellets. Once I dialed it down, the secondary fan only comes on on the coldest days. I do run this stove with the top pipe adapter. I do get more heat off the 12 feet of 6” pipe running up to my roof. I have an open 1000 square foot home and I burn two ton a year. Overall I am very happy with the reliability and efficiency of the stove.

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Reviewed and rated by Cold in Vermont on January 07, 2018

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Reviewed and rated by Brian R on December 27, 2017

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Reviewed and rated by Little Thor on September 30, 2014

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Reviewed and rated by Pitoff on September 20, 2014

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Reviewed and rated by Pat Fan on April 17, 2014

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Reviewed and rated by CVD on March 03, 2014

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Reviewed and rated by RainyDays on October 28, 2013

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Reviewed and rated by Brandon on April 09, 2013

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Reviewed and rated by AlterUrEgo on March 02, 2013

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Reviewed and rated by Lefty on February 01, 2013

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Reviewed and rated by John on November 11, 2012

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Reviewed and rated by Robert Smith on September 03, 2012

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Reviewed and rated by Leschen on February 19, 2012

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Reviewed and rated by Marco on January 27, 2012

I’ve had this stove for 3+ years. I’ve had nothing but problems. Always at the most inopportune time. Replaced the control board, pressure switch, and igniter.
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Reviewed and rated by jebloui on January 17, 2012

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Reviewed and rated by Lynn on January 15, 2012

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Reviewed and rated by George, NS on January 07, 2012

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Reviewed and rated by George, NS on January 07, 2012

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Reviewed and rated by George, NS on December 29, 2011

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Reviewed and rated by Roy Bartlett - NH on December 29, 2011

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Reviewed and rated by Cathy Mass on December 23, 2011

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Reviewed and rated by Browerpat on November 30, 2011

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Reviewed and rated by big bear joe on November 26, 2011

ignigiter has gone out 3 times! X $100 BS!

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Reviewed and rated by Mike on November 17, 2011

This stove heats my whole house with ease alot better than throwing my money away in the oil burner three years and going strong

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Reviewed and rated by Doug on November 11, 2011

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Reviewed and rated by Eddy on September 26, 2011

I have had the stove 2 weeks now. Heats the house better then my propane fireplace did. After we got it some of the paint was just falling off. When you pay that much for a stove you don’t...

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Reviewed and rated by welder 1 on August 13, 2011

i have noticed some complaints about the xxv im employed with harman contact them directly they are a great company and care about there customer base im sure they would be glad to help

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Reviewed and rated by esu2557 on January 24, 2011

bought a xxv in december and it has been in constant use 24/7 no problems….

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Reviewed and rated by New England XXV owner on January 17, 2011

Purchase made on Nov 2,2010. In three months have had repair person at my house five times. Very noisy, started with the nasty squeal from auger, overall vibration like a train in the room,...

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Reviewed and rated by Robert Wise on January 12, 2011

I’ve own this stove for 5 years. Replaced one ignitor which was covered by the warranty. Great service from my dealer. It’s the best pellet stove I’ve own…and I have...

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Reviewed and rated by Paul on December 28, 2010

Headache-inducing scream comes from the auger. Dealer has been great (4 trips to deal with this), but the problem always returns. Auger replace in 2010. Seems like a design issue since we...

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Reviewed and rated by mary on November 25, 2010

first year no problem. past 2 years get 6 blinks and stove shuts down. dealer has not be able to find problem and i have to pay for them to come out for nothing. no a happy customer

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Reviewed and rated by dakotajo on September 21, 2010

My stove smells like smoke a great deal. Is this common or unusual. Sometimes more than others.

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Reviewed and rated by TIM on September 05, 2010

Dose anyone know where I could get a good price on an xxv. IM willing to ship it to where I live on Long Island NY.

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Reviewed and rated by Jan on February 12, 2010

We got our Harman XXV in 2008 and have used it through 2 heating seasons. My only dissatisfaction is due to problems with the igniter. In the first year, our igniter...

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Reviewed and rated by Chris on February 10, 2010

I bought this stove in January of 2008, it has since been my primary source of heat. It heats my 2 story 1200 square foot house nicely. Last season the end of the auger melted/wore down. My...

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Reviewed and rated by T Roy on January 04, 2010

I actually hugged my stove the other day! I love this machine and have made ti my primary heat source in my house (I live in NB Canada) and can not get over how comfortable it is. So much so that...

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Reviewed and rated by carnini on December 29, 2009

I love my Harman XXV stove. I have had it for almost 2 months and it has performed great. It is currently heating my entire split level house of 1600sq ft. Looks great,...

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Reviewed and rated by Leo Willey on February 09, 2009

I love my Harman XXV. I had it installed this past fall. Almost from the start I have been getting a high pitched squeal when the auger feeds the pellets. I clean and...

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Reviewed and rated by Roger on May 20, 2008

My Harman XXV runs about the same. I burned 25 bags in 20 days a couple of months ago when I was counting. I live in Northern Minnesota.

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Reviewed and rated by Mike Hunter on April 13, 2008

I Love the stove, I am still learning what setting to set the temp to for the best results in my home. I have burned 20 bags of pellets in 17 days.

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