Troubleshooting – LG MODEL STRIKER S160 User Manual
Extend chimney in length or have the chimney realigned to the proper size flue. Oversized chimneys nor-
mally have poor drafts. Remember, the stoves’ draft depend solely on the natural draft of the chimney (See
drafting section on Page 4). If your stove is not drafting properly, your chimney is the problem. All stoves
are thoroughly tested to ensure proper draft with the correct size chimney flue.
With better chimneys being more common, excessive draft can be an issue. Alleviate excessive draft by
slowing the burn rate of the stove once it has reached proper operating temperature (See Maximizing Your
Stoves Overall Efficiency on Page 16).
1) Burn smaller, hotter fires and check to make sure you are not setting the draft down too far with the draft
2) Make sure your wood is well-seasoned and dry (not open to rain - see Creosote and Fuel sections on
3) See Poor Draft section (above) and Cleaning Glass on Page 15 .
1) If smoke is entering the room, check to make sure your baffle bricks are properly installed
DOOR IS OPEN:
and that the insulating blanket is pushed back flush with the front of the baffle brick.
2) Check the chimney for blockage due to creosote (see Chimney and Creosote sections on Pages 3 and 4).
3) Check draft (See POOR DRAFT section above).
1) The draft control must be closed further.
2) Add fuel at lower firebox temperatures.
3) Load wood side to side and reduce the flow of air under wood.
4) The door seal may need replacing, check for leakage.
5) See “Excessive Draft.”
1) Check your wood. Wet, moist, unseasoned wood will not produce heat.
2) Your stove needs to be seasoned (moisture removed from the steel and brick). Continue to burn a fire.
It normally takes from one to three weeks of burning to season your stove (See Burn-In Procedures on
3) See Excessive Draft section above.
PAINT GIVES OFF
Paint is tempering-in. Burn only moderately hot for the first few days until paint is fully cured.
Then burn a very hot fire to cure any paint that may not easily cure. Open windows or door to ventilate (See
Burn-In Procedures on Page 5).