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Country Flame Little Rascal Operation

Country Flame Little Rascal Operation Ok your firepot is located right in the center
in the middle of your firebox. Now when you lift it out, youíll notice that thereís
an area here where your igniter comes into the back of the firepot and youíll also notice
the inside. The inside of the firepot is where your screen ñ thatís where your fire is
going to actually burn. Your pellets are actually going to burn right in the bottom of the firepot.
So you want to make sure that you keep that area clean. One of the things that weíll
refer to in the ownerís manual is clinkers. What a clinker is basically is just unburned
fuel thatís collecting on your screen on the inside of your firepot. And this holds
true for any of the units. So you want to make sure that that stays clean. And one of
the ways ñ a couple ways that you can keep that clean is to make sure that youíve got
enough air flow coming through the firepot. If your air flow is too slow, itís going
to get incomplete combustion and actually build up clinkers on here a lot quicker. If
youíre using a substandard fuel, substandard fuel will more likely be able to collect a
clinker on the bottom of the firepot. So you want to make sure that thatís clear. If you
notice that your stove is having a little difficulty getting started, things of that
nature, you may want to shut it down and check your firepot and make sure that thatís all
clear of any debris. And then down here in the middle, youíre going to have your igniter
and your igniter bracket where it can be removed and maintained when it needs to, your drop
chute, and then your firepot slides right back into your firebox just like that. Then
your ashpan is going to drop back in, and of course, closing your door. The other thing
that youíll notice on the front of the stove is youíre going to have your air control
right here. On a pellet stove, itís very important to have good air control. You want
to make sure you have plenty of oxygen to your fire. And this is where youíre going
to control that is right here with your damper slide. You push it in to cut the air off,
you pull it open to open up and get more air to your fire. And depending on what setting
youíre on, if youíre on a low setting, of course youíre going to want less air. On
a higher setting where youíre feeding more fuel, you want to be able to open that up
and give it a little more air. Make sure you get your good combustion, plenty of oxygen
to your fire, and getting a good clean burn and a good efficient burn. And thatís where
youíre going to make those adjustments right there on the slide. The other thing that youíll
notice is the stove, has a combination right now of a nickel door and black legs. And so
you can combine those in any way that you would like. Of course we have black doors,
gold doors, nickel doors. Same with your legs, black, gold and nickel. And you can mix and
match those however you would like. Youíll have an ash lip in the front so that when
you crack your door open, any ash that tends to want to fall off your door is going to
fall right on the ash lip and not on the floor. The control board is located on the left hand
side of your stove. This is where youíre going to control your fuel feed, your heat
settings and actually start and stop your stove right here on your intelli-choice control
board. Itís going to have 5 heat settings. One thing thatís nice about the Little Rascal
is that it does have standard automatic igniting on the stove. So when you start your stove,
youíre going actually to just ñ all youíre going to need to do is hold your start button
down for 5 seconds and thatís going to start it. But one thing you want to do, once your
stove is installed and for the first time that youíre going to actually start your
stove or if your stove later on would run out of fuel. Your start up procedure is going
to be this. Open up your hopper. One thing I like to do is I like to check and make sure
that my auger is not jammed and operational because of shipping and those kind of things.
So youíve got the stove plugged in and what youíre going to do is hold your start button
in for 5 seconds and then youíre going to release it ok. Thatís going to power the
control board up. Now what you want to do is you want to actually prime the auger. The
auger system is located in the bottom of your hopper where your fuel is stored. It augers
the fuel up and then drops it into your firepot where itís going to burn. So what you want
to do is you want to get that auger full of fuel initially. Youíll do this again on the
initial startup when you first start your stove after itís installed or later on down
the road if youíve run out of fuel and run your hopper dry. So what youíll do to put
it in the prime mode to get your auger full of fuel is your going to hold your start button
down for 15 seconds and then release it. And then you can look down in your hopper and
watch your auger. Itíll be turning so you should know everything is operating there
fine. And then you can go ahead and fill your hopper full of fuel. Now that the hopper is
full of fuel the auger is going to pick it up and start to drop it into the firepot.
It will take maybe a minute or two and youíll notice that the fuel will start dropping into
the firepot. At that point, youíre auger is full so youíll want to take it out of
prime. So what youíll do is youíll hold your start button in for 5 seconds, release
it and now the control board is reset. You can actually start your stove at this point.
Itís out of the prime mode, the auger has shut down and youíre ready to start your
stove. In order to start stove I always like to make sure that my firepot is empty, make
sure itís free of any debris and youíre going to hold the start button in for 5 seconds.
Then youíre going to release it. Once you release the start button, youíre going to
notice that youíre going to have a red light next to your lighting bolt which is going
to be your igniter. And then about a minute and a half later it will start to feed fuel.
It will let your igniter get hot and then start to feed fuel. And then it takes about
3 to 4 minutes, depending on the pellet before youíll see a fire in your firepot. Once you
have a fire in your firepot, then at that point, youíre going to let your stove automatically
go through its operation. Itís going to warm up and one thing youíll want to do when youíre
actually watching the fire start initially, this is where youíre going to want to take
your control damper and make sure that youíve got the proper amount of air to your fire.
What I like to do when Iím first starting it and itís in the start up mode is I like
to have my damper all the way shut. Once I start to see a fire, then I open it up about
half way and youíll notice your fire will kind of stand up straight and then after about
8 minutes or so when youíve got a good fire in it, your stove will go through its normal
check list internally with its control board. And after about 10 to 12 minutes, what youíll
notice is that the room air blower will come on. Now if your room air blower doesnít come
on within about 15 minutes, the control board will time itself out and youíll just have
to start over. So normally thatís when you want to make sure your firepot is clean when
youíre initially starting your stove. So again real quick, just to go through the start
up procedures, once your stove ñ your auger is primed, youíve got fuel in the hopper,
youíre going to hold you start button down for 5 seconds. About a minute and a half later,
the auger will start to feed fuel. Then within about 4 to 5 minutes, youíre going to actually
have a fire in your firepot. After about 8 to 10 minutes, your room air blower will come
on. Once your room air blower comes on, youíll notice that the stove will indicate a medium
setting on your light indicator on your control board. Let the stove burn for about 30 minutes
or so and then you can actually start making changes in your feed rate and your BTUís,
your heat output on your control board by pushing your red and blue arrows on your control
board. Ok now when youíre ready to shut your stove down, all you have to do is push and
hold your start button in for 5 seconds, release it, and the stove will go through its shut
down procedures. It will stop feeding fuel and youíll actually see the lights on your
feed indicator run from the top down. Top down, it will just keep doing that. The unit
will eventually cool itself down and your fans will shut off and your unit will completely
shut itself down. And you donít have to babysit it while itís doing that. Once youíve put
it in the shut down mode, you can leave the stove and it will go about its business and
shut itself down.

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