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How to Fix Pellet Stove Glass That Smokes Up

Wood pellet stoves are a popular way to heat your home. They're efficient and relatively easy to maintain, but they're not maintenance-free. One common problem with pellet stoves is that the glass can appear smoky over time.

Things You Will Need

  • Wood pellet stove
  • Fireplace glass cleaner

Wood pellet stoves are a popular way to heat your home.  They're efficient and relatively easy to maintain, but they're not maintenance-free.

One common problem with pellet stoves is that the glass can appear smoky over time. 


How To Clean A Wood Pellet Window

  1. Even though the smoke on the glass is most likely the result of buildup from burning, you should check to make sure there are no leaks in your stove or piping that could point to a more serious problem.
  2. Buy some fireplace glass cleaner. It's found in most large department stores and home improvement stores. Get enough cleaner to last; in some cases, stores carry fireplace glass cleaner seasonally.
  3. Make sure your stove is off. Apply the glass cleaner to the window. Fireplace glass cleaner has the consistency of car wax. While a rag usually works as an applicator, make sure you follow the directions on the glass cleaner of your choice.
  4. You should only need to apply the glass cleaner once a week or so. But use it regularly to maintain the clear look of the window as long as possible.
  5. Tip

    The amount of smokiness on your pellet stove glass may depend on the type of pellet you are using. Experiment with the types of pellets and use the kind that creates less buildup on the window.

    Warning

    Always clean and maintain your wood pellet stove for proper use, efficiency and safety.

Things You Will Need

  • Wood pellet stove
  • Fireplace glass cleaner

Tip

  • The amount of smokiness on your pellet stove glass may depend on the type of pellet you are using. Experiment with the types of pellets and use the kind that creates less buildup on the window.

Warning

  • Always clean and maintain your wood pellet stove for proper use, efficiency and safety.

About the Author

Matt Swayne is a journalist, writer and author with 15 years experience. He also wrote a book called "Haunted Valley... The Ghosts of Penn State." His works have appeared in newspapers, blogs and magazines, including Playboy Online.