Englander Pellet Stove Error Codes [7 Easy Solutions]

If your Englander pellet stove shows error codes, then it is not a good sign. Though some codes don’t indicate any danger, most of the codes signal different problems. But you don’t have to worry about any of these issues.

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In this article, we will discuss all Englander pellet stove error codes and their easy solutions. By the end, you will be able to solve your Englander pellet stove problems all by yourself. So start reading.

7 Englander Pellet Stove Error Codes And Their Solution

From all error codes, only 5 point out different problems with your pellet stove. These situations are vacuum loss, star-up failure, overheating, and temperature drop. The other one (Error code-0) indicates the sound condition of the Englander pellet stove. Let’s get deep into these error codes.

1. Error Code-0:

If the pellet stove panel shows code “E-0,” it means that there is no problem. Thus no action is required.

2. Error Code 1:

Englander pellet stove error code E1 indicates the vacuum Loss of the pellet stove system. It occurs when the exhaust flow fails to keep the “flue blockage” switch close.

A faulty exhaust blower blocked flue pipe, cracked vacuum hose, and faulty wiring connection is also the reason behind Error code-1 in the Englander pellet stove.

Solution:

Here’s how to deal with this error code in a simple way,

  • Clean the firepot, baffle plate, and heat exchangers regularly
  • Clear out the debris and clogged dirt of the exhaust and air intake pipe
  • Keep the exhaust pipes short and wide (at least 4” in diameter)
  • Make sure that the air intake pipe is at least 3” wide in diameter
  • Fix or replace the exhaust blower.

3. Error Code 2:

Error code 2 means that the system has failed to start. A clogged ignitor, faulty ignitor position, or bad fire sensor can be the reason behind this error code.

However, a bad exhaust blower or damp pellets can be the reason why your pellet stove is not starting up as well.

Solution:

Here’s how to fix the e2 code on the pellet stove: 

  • Check the cartridge heater and make sure it is burning perfectly
  • Clean the burn area regularly to make sure there are no cloggings
  • Make sure that the fire sensor connection is perfectly secured
  • Clear out the dirt clogged in the ignitor
  • Reposition the ignitor in accordance with the manual
  • Check if the blower motor is working properly
  • Use well-processed pellets 

4. Error Code 3:

Overheating is a common problem with the pellet stove. It is signaled by Error code 3 in the Englander pellet stove.

A dirty stove clogged exhaust fan and air-intake fan, or burning anything other than pellets can cause the system to overheat and eventually show Error code 3.

Solution:

Ensure the following things to deal with error code 3 of your Englander pellet stove,

  • Clear out the ash buildup in the unit
  • Make sure the fan is perfectly working
  • Avoid burning anything else other than pellets such as grains, corn, or cherry pits
  • Keep the exhaust air path clear

5. Error Code 4:

Error code 4 in the Englander pellet stove indicates a sudden temperature drop of the whole unit. Your pellet stove temperature level can drastically drop when the system fails to burn the pellets.

Now there can be two reasons behind this failure. Either your pellets aren’t reaching the combustion chamber due to a faulty auger motor, or the fuels are not good at all, or the pellets are wet.

Solution:

When you face Error code 4 in the Englander pellet stove, you will notice that there is no fire in the system. The whole unit can be filled with smoke as well. Here’s what you can do about it:

  • Check the auger motor first to see if there is anything stuck
  • Closely examine the wiring of the auger motor as well
  • Make sure that the pellets are dry and in proportionate size. Otherwise, the stove will do a problem and you need to fix your pellet stove.
  • Don’t keep the pellet feeding speed too low.

6. Error Code FS:

Displaying the error code FS on your pellet stove control board means a failure to start the stove. Here it may happen that your stove could ignite the pellets but the control board didn’t get enough temperature signal.

So, the board fails to identify that the stove was ignited and a fire was lit.

Solution:

If you find the stove got ignited, first shut off your stove and allow it to get cool. Then open the burn pot, clean it and reinstall. Now, restart your Englander pellet stove. The issue will be fixed.

7. Englander Pellet Stove Error Code 5 U: Should You Be Worried?

Well, technically, this is not an error code. 5 U is actually the S U mode. It means “Start-Up”. Due to the display system, “S U”  seems like “5 U”.  And many users take this as an error code.

So to sum things up, if you notice this sign on your pallet stove, then there is no reason to be alarmed. It just means your Englander pellet stove is in start-up mode.

And this is all there is to know about Englander pellet stove error codes.

FAQ:

How do I reset my Englander pellet stove?

You can reset the Englander pellet stove by letting the pellets burn out.

Why does my Englander pellet stove keep shutting off?

The most common reason why the Englander pellet stove keeps shutting off is the faulty blower motor.

What causes a lazy flame in a pellet stove?

In pellet stoves, lazy flame occurs mainly because of inconsistent air supply, ash buildup, or damp pellets.

Why does the glass on my pellet stove get dirty so fast?

The pellet stove gets dirty mainly because of a lack of airflow. 

What does the pressure switch do on a pellet stove?

The pressure switch of a pellet stove shuts down the auger motor if the stove door is not properly closed.

Conclusion

Hopefully, our Englander pellet stove error codes solution guide could help you to fix your issue.

Yet, if you are in any confusion or trouble, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comment box. We will definitely help you to minimize your struggle.

31 thoughts on “Englander Pellet Stove Error Codes [7 Easy Solutions]”

  1. I just changed my intake and exhaust blowers ( brand new entire units) glass/hopper and fire box gaskets. I labeled all connections before removing. It’s completely dirt, soot and dust free. I just fired it up and got E 1 after 20 seconds, then E 2 and 5 seconds later shuts down. Any thoughts. Thank you

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    • Hi Dave

      A clogged ignitor, faulty ignitor position, or bad fire sensor can be the reason.
      1. Check the cartridge heater and make sure it is burning perfectly
      2. Clean the burn area regularly to make sure there are no cloggings
      3. Make sure that the fire sensor connection is perfectly secured
      4. Clear out the dirt clogged in the ignitor
      5. Reposition the ignitor in accordance with the manual
      6. Check if the blower motor is working properly
      7. Use well-processed pellets

      Hope you will get the solution.

      Thanks

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    • Hi Stacy

      Displaying the error code FS on your pellet stove control board means a failure to start the stove. Here it may happen that your stove could ignite the pellets but the control board didn’t get enough temperature signal. So, the board fails to identify that the stove was ignited and a fire was lit.

      Solution:
      If you find the stove got ignited, first shut off your stove and allow it to get cool. Then open the burn pot, clean it and reinstall it. Now, restart your Englander pellet stove. The issue will be fixed.

      Thank you so much

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        • Hi Nick

          You can reset your Englander pellet stove by first turning it off, and waiting a few seconds, then turning it back on.

          Also, you can reset it by turning the stove on, then pressing the “low fuel” option. Then, you need to choose “6” for the blower speed option. Next, choose “4” for low air burn & choose “1” for air on temperature to reset the pellet stove.

          However, I prefer the first option.

          Have a great day.

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  2. my pellet stove after it is runs for 4 minutes, the glass turns black, has a strong smell then goes out. The error code is e2. We have cleaned everything and replaced exhaust motor. What else could be causing that error code? How do we fix it?

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  3. When I go to start my stove the exhaust blower motor turns ver slow, ( I replaced the motor) then after about 30 seconds it shuts off and gives a E 1 code

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    • Hi Lee

      There shouldn’t be any error code namely M1 with Englander pellet stove. However, when can you watch it? You can let us use or contact the Englander support center.

      Thanks

      Reply
  4. why do i keep getting ot error iswithed the blower exhaust and the stove is clean and checked the pipe could be the hard wood pellets that i have

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    • Hi Richard

      I don’t know if there is an error code with the Englander pellet stove namely “ot” as you mentioned. You can contact the Englander support center and make it sensed to them. Hopefully, you will get a solution.

      Thanks

      Reply
  5. My model 25-PDVC stove starts and runs well but the room air circulator fan doesn’t start when the stove heats up. No error code displays and if I press the OFF button that fan starts to run. Please help me trouble shoot this.

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    • Hi Jeff

      The fan of your pellet stove doesn’t work may be due to a clogged or damaged blower, or insufficient airflow. First, clean the blower & ensure adequate airflow to fix the problem.
      Plus, it will be helpful for you to read our article on pellet stove blower not working.

      If it doesn’t work, take help from a professional.

      Thanks

      Reply
  6. plugged in the pellet stove and it makes a humming sound 5in first window and 9in second window. Then after a few seconds the control panel shuts off and there is a humming sound still coming from the pellet stove. unplugged trying to reset and does the same thing.

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    • Hi Kelly

      When your pellet stove produces a low humming sound it’s normal as a part of the operation. Plus, it indicates that your pellet stove is on & burning.

      However, the control panel may shut off due to one or more reasons like faulty control board wiring, blown fuse, or control board misleading connections.

      First, check all the above-mentioned issues one by one to find out the main culprit behind the issue. Then, fix the problem by following our solution guide on Englander pellet stove control board problems.

      Hopefully, you will get the solution.

      Best of luck!

      Reply
  7. My stove won’t start. The controls wont even light up. I unplugged the stove and plugged it back in and 99 lights up then goes out. I checked the fuse and it’s fine. I cleaned the stove and nothing. All orifices are clear.

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    • Hi Oakleigh

      To fix your issue, first, make sure all the vents are clear. Also, check all the gaskets & repair or replace them if needed.

      Plus, adjust the damper or airflow setting & air-to-pellet ratio.

      Hopefully, you can solve your problem.

      Best of luck!

      Reply
  8. Our model 25cb120 shut down 2 times in one night, both times it showed OT. It was a windy night and the outside air temp was 0. Could that have affected it?

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  9. I have an Englander Smartstove. I keep getting an error message that reads “Failed to start Vacuum Loss” I have cleaned the vent, burn pot, and everything else I can access. Any ideas on what I can do next? Thank you

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