Whitfield Pellet Stove Control Board Flashing [3 Easy Solutions]

Whitfield pellet stove control board flashing because of the wiring malfunction, damaged thermostat, and dirty stove.

To fix your pellet stove control board issue right now, go on reading our control troubleshooting guide till the end.

Whitfield Pellet Stove Control Board Flashing [3 Easy Solutions]

As you know, faulty wires can be devastating. In this segment, we will be finding the reasons for such occurrences and solving them in a few easy steps. 

1. Damaged Wires

Due to an overvoltage, the wires of your Whitfield Pellet Stove Control panel may have been fried. In such cases, you will have to inspect the problem first. Then you might look for ways to solve it.


  • The first sensible thing to do in such circumstances is to look for burned or damaged components of the control panel.
  • If you spot any loose or fried wires, replace them with similar wiring and your control panel should come back online.

2. Faulty Thermostat

Many of you might be wondering about this, but the thermostat can stop the control panel from responding. You see, the control board mainly controls the temperature settings of your Whitfield Pellet Stove. 

However, a damaged thermostat may act as an open jumper, stopping the control board from responding properly. 


  • Disconnect the thermostat from the control board. You will have to remember the sockets of the thermostat though.
  • Now, take a jumper wire and short-circuit the thermostat sockets. The term, short-circuit refers simply to connecting both ends of the pins.
  • Then, turn the stove on. If the control board starts responding, your thermostat is damaged. 
  • You will have to order a new thermostat and install it to get it fixed.
  • Many of you might not need the thermostat that much. In such cases, you can leave the jumper wire the way it is. 

3. Dirt And Rust

Many may neglect this but, dirt and rust can become your biggest enemies. Oftentimes, rusty jumper wires or clogged wire connections can restrict the operations of your Whitfield pellet stove. 


  • Make sure that all the connections are intact and not harmed in any way.
  • If you spot a rusty or unattended jumper wire connection, replace it with a new one.
  • Run it back again to ensure that the control panel is back online. 

How To Reset Whitfield Pellet Stove

Resetting the Whitfield pellet stove can solve a lot of ‘electrical’ problems. To conduct the process, follow these simple and easy steps.

  • First, turn off your Whitfield Pellet Stove. Allow the stove to get cool for a few minutes.
  • Now, unplug the plug from the wall outlet. 
  • Then, press and hold the thermostat button of your Whitfield Pellet Stove for 30 seconds. It will allow the remaining electricity to drain out.
  • Now, wait for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Plug the stove back into the power outlet. Turn it on and set the setting to high. Make sure that the pellet hopper has enough pellets. Also, ensure that the Whitfield Pellet Stove auger is functioning properly. If the pellet stove auger not turning, then replace it ASAP.


Why is your Whitfield Pellet Stove keep shutting off?

Your pellet stove keeps shutting off due to excessive pellet flow, blocked smoke chambers, malfunctioning sensors or thermostats, and more.

Can you find spare parts for your Whitfield Pellet Stove?

Yes, you can find various spare parts and replacement components for your Whitefield pellet stove. You can contact your dealer or order online. 

Final Thoughts

You have now discovered all the solutions for the ‘Whitfield Pellet Stove Control Board Flashing’ problem. So, now you can fix the control board flashing issue by yourself.

Lastly, if you have any more struggles with the Whitfield pellet stove, you can read our comprehensive Whitfield pellet stoves troubleshooting guide or let us know in the comment box. We are always here for your help.

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4 thoughts on “Whitfield Pellet Stove Control Board Flashing [3 Easy Solutions]”

  1. I have a 1 1/2 year old Pel Pro PP130-B. The auger motor wont turn. I got a new motor and it also will not turn.Can you help? Is it the motherboard.

    • Hi Kevin

      Generally, the auger won’t turn due to a motor failure, or faulty pressure switch. Plus, the auger won’t turn if it is clogged from debris and pellets.
      As your auger motor is new, check the pressure switch whether it is ok or not, and clean all debris and pellets.

      It would be wise, first, unplug the stove to open the compartment and check the new motor also, is it placed correctly or not, and then clean the unit properly.

      If it doesn’t work, take help from the Pel Pro pellet stove service center. First, check the owner’s manual to see for warranty as your unit is only 1 and 1/2 years old.


  2. I have a whitfield pellet stove 30-2 and the green light is flashing on the board. It will start like normal but shut off and the light will start flashing. Someone told me to replace the photoeye and lens but I don’t know if that’s the problem. What do I need to do to fix this?

    • Hi James

      To fix your Whitfield pellet stove issue, first, reset it following the resetting steps in the article.

      Well, if resetting doesn’t work, check the wiring connections & thermostat for any damage & fix it if you get any faults. Plus, clean your stove thoroughly.

      Hopefully, your pellet stove issue will be solved.

      Best of luck!


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