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I have a new to me Jamestown J2100 and need a little bit of information on the operation. Or a copy of an owner's manual.
What does the 15 minute timer do? What exactly is the on/off button doing? It says Start and has a hole for something. What?
Thank you for any and all help.
-- Dena in ID (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 06, 2002
I'm not familiar with the Jamestown so I am only guessing here. I would suspect the timer is the startup timer. When you hit the startup button the stove has 15 minutes to reach operating temperature. If it does not it will shut down. There is probably a temperature sensitive snap dick somewhere that tells the stove it is up to temp and okay for the stove to continue to run. If not it will shut down and not continue to keep feeding pellets. The little hole may be a port for fine tuning one of the electrical components. Wouldn't mess with it unless you know what your doing. Take care jz
-- jz (email@example.com), January 08, 2002.
The fifeteen minute timer is for the oger it lets it run while the stove is building up heat
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 16, 2002.
Your stove regulates the flow of pellets into the pot based upon heat (lower heat, it'll feed some pellets; when the heat hets high, it'll back off and refrain from feeding so many pellets for a little while). However, when you first start your stove, the heat is not at a proper level to feed the pellets. (Since it's colder, it would constantly feed pellets and then the fire will be smoothered and go out.) Thus, the timer allows the pellets to be "time fed" for a short period that you adjust (maybe 6-10 minutes). When the timer shuts off, the heat is up to enough of a level so that the pellets will be fed based upon the heat level and it will feed smoothly.
-- Anthony (email@example.com), April 01, 2002.