I have a model 6100. and I can not get the heat out of it. I have a 10" duct running 2 ft into an 8"x20" trunck line that is 30'long. I do have a filter box but NO cold air return. Please Help.
This unit must be installed with a cold air return. This will help pull the air back from the home so the hot air can be blown into the home. If you do not install this, the home will build up back pressure and will not allow the Furnace to heat properly. Remeber this is a furnace NOT a Stove. Also you must have a back draft damper in the main truck line above the existing furnacce. This will keep the heated air from blowing back down through your existing Furnaces Cold Air Return.
My model 6100 furnace keeps going out and I see an E-2 error code. What is wrong?
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The E-2 means OUT OF FUEL. This is caused from the unit running out of fuel number 1. And the 2nd thing that can cause this is the back draft of air or blockage in the clean out T. What happens is the vacuum switch will drop out from these previous things mentioned and the board will cut the auger off and tell the combustion blower to speed up on high so it can compensate for the vacuum loss. When this happens the fuel burns up fast, the auger is still not feeding, the unit cools down and the E-2 shows up. As a test take the vacuum switch wires loose and put a jumper in between the 2 wires or a paper clip (it is low voltage so do not worry)and this will keep the Furnace feeding and the unit will continue to run. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE PIPE FOR ANY OBSTRUCTION.
My furnace keeps going out, My corn keeps piling up and turning black. Why?
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When you see the corn piling up and turning to ( Black Corn) this is an incomplete combustion due to high moisture corn and the feed rate set too high. Slow down the feed rate so the fuel will burn complete. You may also contact our Technical Support at (800)750-2723.
I have a lot of fuel bouncing out of my pot. What can I do about this?
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You will always have some fuel that may bounce out but we do have an extension you can add to your burn pot. Please contact our Parts Department at (888)299-1440.
The dash in my heat range number is flashing. Is this normal?
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This tells us the furnace is in the normal run mode and is ramping from the current heat range setting to the target heat range. Once the ramp is complete the dash will stop flashing.
What does it mean when the auger delay button flashes?
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This indicates that the furnace is in normal operation and the hopper lid is open. If the hopper lid is closed then please contact USSC at 800-750-2723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the difference between the model 6100 and 6220?
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Our first change was with Honeywell and our vacuum switch. We wanted to improve the effectiveness of the switch, even during less than desirable installations. We now have in use a dual hose connection that confirms proper vacuum is evident. The extra hose assures a more accurate reading. Especially when the furnace is installed in tight locations or if the return air filter is too restrictive, from lack of maintenance.
The second change, was a need for easier cleaning. Since the 6100 was designed to burn many different types of fuels, the ash content can vary greatly. The 6100 clean out design worked well for most fuels, including the most popular, corn. That is, when you have good corn. We learned that not all corn is the same and some will produce that difficult clinker more than others. When this is the case, many customers would simply add oyster shell and reduce this build-up. It was the oyster shell that was now needed to be cleaned up. When just a little oyster shell was used, cleaning could be performed every couple of days. This was not a big concern. However, when burning corn that needed extra, the cleaning would need to be performed daily. Also, in some cases, this cleaning would require the furnace to be shut down and allowed to cool, before cleaning. Our change in the clean outs and damper assembly, allowed the furnace to be cleaned anytime and during use.
The last change was a software change that allowed us to run the furnace at higher temps. Due to the success of our popular 6039, many felt the heat provided out the front of the stove would be equaled by the furnace. Here, I would respond with yes, even more, and no, not has much. The furnace actually produces more heat than the 6039, albeit the temperatures are lower. This is due to the blower system moving the air and the extra large heat exchanger in the furnace. The furnace has a greater thermal efficiency than the stove and the ability to produce more btu's. However, as a furnace, we limited the duct temps to 173 degrees going through the ductwork. This limit is far below the stove out put, that can reach 300 degrees. Still, you must remember, the stove is pushing about 100 cfm with the blower system and has a clearance to combustibles of about three feet from the front of the stove. We don't have those clearances when it comes to ductwork. Also, the furnace will move over 1000 cfm, greatly reducing the temperature but increasing efficiency. Here, with a software change, we raised that high limit ceiling to 200 degrees and that allowed the for increased heat input. The unit will still monitor all temps. Including exhaust, ambient and vent, to assure safe and efficient operation.
These changes can be made to any existing 6100 by contacting us at (800)750-2723.
Can I hook up a thermostat to our American Harvest Furnace?
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Yes you can hook up any millivolt wall thermostat to this unit. The back of the control panel has two connections listed as BC5 and BC6 with TSAT beside it. This is where you hook up your connections. You will also see a black jumper in between BC5 and BC6 that will need to be removed before the thermostat will work.
I purchased a 6100 Multifuel Furnace and installed it this fall. I have the cold air return but the unit does not put out enough heat. When I purchased it, I was told it would heat a 2,000 sq ft. home easily but it isn't doing the job at all. Do you have any ideas that may help? My home is cold and winter is approaching so I need to know if I should go to other heating devices. Thank you.
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Yes, there is an adjustment to get more heat out of this unit. Please do the following , hold down the mode and auger button at the same time until you see on the display C-1. Then press the up arrow on the heat range until you see C-15. Then press the on button. Then you will see on the display a number that repersents degrees . Usually this will be 115 degrees. Press the AUX arrow up until the display reads 130 degrees. Press the on button to save this change . Then press the off button to return to your orginal display. This will tell your blowers to stay off untill the top of the stove gets to 130 degrees. Now your unit will get 15 degrees hotter than before. THIS ADJUSTMENT ONLY WORKS IF YOUR UNIT IS A 6100. THE 6100 HAS THREE HEAT SETTINGS. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE 6220 MODEL.
My 6220 has a gap around the glass is this normal?
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Yes, this acts as an air wash system. This will allow air to blow across the front of the glass to help keep it cleaner.
I have the model 6220 unit. The exhaust fan surges up and down. Do I have a problem?
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No, the 6220 exhaust is designed to surge up and down.
The manual mentions hooking up an electric damper to the control board. Why doesn't it work? How do I install it to work properly.
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The manual does mention connecting an electric backdraft damper, but when hooked to the control board it doesn't work properly. You can still use the electric damper, but you need to connect it to the room blower with a transformer (similar to what you would use for a door bell).
Can I vent my pellet/multifuel furnace(6220,6300,6500) into an existing chimney?
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Unlike wood stoves which operate exclusively on a principle of chimney draft, a pellet stove must use specially sealed exhaust pipe to prevent exhaust gases escaping into the living space due to the air pressure produced by a combustion blower. Pellet stoves require certified double walled venting,-(type P or PL) normally three or four inches in diameter with a stainless steel interior and galvanized exterior. Because pellet stoves have a forced exhaust system, they have the advantage of not always requiring a vertical rise to vent, although a three to five foot vertical run to induce some draft is recommended to prevent leakage in the case of a power outage. Pellet stoves can be vented horizontally through an outside wall and terminated below the roof line, making it an excellent choice for structures without an existing chimney. If an existing chimney is available, we urge use of a correctly sized and type of stainless steel liner the length of the chimney for proper drafting.A flue that is too large will cause a drop in pressure, and therefore a decrease of flow. An oversized flue allows the smoke to slow down and condense inside the chimney - resulting in sluggish draft,and improper operation of a pellet stove.
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