King Pellet Stove Error Codes [7 Easy Solutions]

Each of King pellet stove error codes indicates a distinct problem. With error codes, your stove self-diagnoses the problem it’s having. Knowing the meaning of error codes and what causes them allows you to fix your King pellet stove problems by yourself.

So, we’re here to assist you in doing just that with our today’s guide. Continue reading to find out how to solve each error code.

King Pellet Stove Error Codes [7 Easy Solutions]

In this section, we’ll take a look at the meaning of all the common error codes.

1. King Pellet Stove Error Code E1

You have a triggered high-limit temperature sensor if you get this error code. The high limit switch on a stove is a built-in safety feature that controls the opening and closing of the heating system. The switch will automatically cut off when the stove reaches an unsafe operating temperature. The following are some possible reasons why your King pellet stove isn’t working.

  • The room isn’t ventilated well enough.
  • The room’s fan has stopped working.
  • The exhaust system is clogged.
  • An electrical open exists in an over-temperature switch or wire.

Solution:

To resolve error code 1, begin by ensuring that the room is properly ventilated. You’ll need to get the room’s fan repaired if it has stopped working. Examine the exhaust system for any obstructions. If necessary, clean off the trash and grease that has accumulated. Make sure there isn’t an electrical open in the over-temperature switch or wire.

2. King Pellet Stove E2 Error Code

This error code will appear on the screen if the stove runs out of fuel while you’re cooking. This is a simple mistake to correct. You are capable of completing the task on your own. So, let’s have a look at the possible causes of error code 2.

  • The Hopper is presently unoccupied.
  • The auger output has failed or is jammed.
  • The fire burned very slowly or died due to poor fuel quality.
  • An electrical open exists in a low-temperature switch or wiring.

As a result, you should investigate which of these is causing you problems.

Solution:

To clear error code 2, you must refill your empty hopper and restart your stove. If your hopper isn’t empty, look for any blockages or failures in the auger output. If you have a pellet stove, you’re bound to get an auger jam once and then. When you hear the auger motor straining to turn but no pellets are falling into the firepot, you’ve got a jam.

Here are several options for clearing a jam if you don’t have a stove with a removable auger lid.

Step 1: After removing the stove’s power source, empty the hopper of all pellets and clean the auger housing to clear the clog. It’s also a good idea to clean the sensors and return the interior to me while you’re at it.

Step 2: Examine the internal housing of the auger with a small mirror and a powerful flashlight to see where the auger is jammed.

Step 3: If you have access to the outer auger housing, use a tiny rubber mallet to gently tap the tube to dislodge the clog.

Step 4: If it doesn’t work, you’ll have to take them back or side cover off to access the auger. Remove the screws holding the panel in place and place them to the side. Take out the screws keeping the auger motor in place by removing the cover that gives you access to the auger motor and auger feeding.

Step 5: Take off the auger from the feed to ensure that everything is in working order. All extraneous objects should be removed from the feed tube. Vacuum everything thoroughly. After you’ve put everything together, you should be set to go.

If your auger is working properly, make sure you’re using the best fuel possible and that your equipment is properly wired.

3. King Pellet Stove E3 Error Code

Error code 3 will appear on your display if the stove is unable to reach the Room Fan On temperature within the startup time. The following are some of the possible causes of error code 3:

  • Due to inadequate flame or fuel quality, the fire burned too slowly or went out.
  • The auger output has failed or is jammed.
  • During startup, the hopper is empty.

Solution:

You must first determine which factor is causing the error code 3 to appear on your screen. Using the highest-quality fuel your unit requires, as well as ensuring that the auger output isn’t clogged and the hopper isn’t empty, should be enough to clear the problem code from your display.

4. King Pellet Stove Error Code E4

Error code 3 will appear on your display if the stove is unable to reach the Room Fan On temperature within the startup time. The following are some of the possible causes of error code 3:

  • Due to inadequate flame or fuel quality, the fire burned too slowly or went out.
  • The auger output has failed or is jammed.
  • During startup, the hopper is empty.

Solution:

You must first determine which factor is causing the error code 3 to appear on your screen. Using the highest-quality fuel your unit requires, as well as ensuring that the auger output isn’t clogged and the hopper isn’t empty, should be enough to clear the problem code from your display.

5. King Pellet Stove E5 Error Code

When the auger output fuse in your stove blows, this error code appears. This can happen if the auger motor becomes stuck or fails.

Solution:

To resolve this problem, you’ll need to clear out the clogged auger.

6. King Pellet Stove E6 Error Code

This error code will appear on your stove display if the output fuse on the ignitor has blown. This error code on your pellet stove is caused by a shorted or malfunctioning ignitor.

Solution:

You should enlist the assistance of a specialist to assist you with this. It’s possible that you replace the ignitor or repair it.

7. King Pellet Stove E6 Error Code

When the output fuse for the Draft Fan (Exhaust Fan) blows, this error code appears. The Draft Fan motor in your stove has jammed or failed, which is why this error code appears.

Solution:

Examine your Draft Fan motor to check if it has become stuck. This problem can be resolved by cleaning the fan motor. If clearing the jam does not resolve the error code, the motor may need to be replaced.

FAQs:

What does HR mean on a pellet stove?

It stands for ‘heat input rating’. Consider a stove with an HR rating of 40,000 BTU/hr. When you divide 40,000 by 8,200, you’ll see that the stove is burning 4.8 pounds of pellets per hour at that output.

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

Inefficiently burning fires that produce more by-products such as creosote, which can discolor the glass of a pellet stove more quickly when emitted in higher numbers. 

Why is my pellet stove feeding too many pellets?

An incorrectly configured feed rate or a dirty or obstructed stove that doesn’t allow enough air into the combustion chamber, resulting in poor pellet combustion, might cause a pellet stove to feed too many pellets.

How long do pellet stove auger motors last?

During mild to severe conditions, the average pellet stove auger motor will last roughly 6-8 seasons when used consistently in season. Some have lasted ten years or less, but the average is six to eight years.

How often do you vacuum your pellet stove?

At least yearly, or after each time you have burned a ton of pellets through it, all pellet stoves should be cleaned and examined. Consult the maintenance section of your unit’s owner manual.

Conclusion

Now that you have gone through our guide. Hopefully, you know how to deal instantly with your King Pellet Stove error codes. In case you have more questions, you can leave us a comment below. We’d love to help you out.

2 thoughts on “King Pellet Stove Error Codes [7 Easy Solutions]”

  1. the OFF button stays on when the pellet stove is plugged in why? when you switch to ON the draft fan just runs…no fire..very few pellets drop why? you have to unplug it to keep it off

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