The easiest way to do this is with a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment – avoid scratching the stove. Alternatively, you can use a dry or tightly scrunched up cloth or a soft brush. Never use a wet cloth or similar, since water and cleaning agents can attack the lacquer and lead to the formation of rust. The paint used on the stove is not corrosion-resistant.
CLEANING THE GLASS
Clean the glass with a dry cloth as required. If there is still soot residue on the glass this can be removed in one of the following ways (the stove must be cold):
1: With a special liquid glass cleaner.
2: With a piece of moist kitchen roll dipped in the uppermost white ash and used to scrub the glass. Lastly, dry it off with a piece of dry paper. Make sure that there are no impurities in the ash which can scratch the glass.
INSULATION – VERMICULITE
Over time, the combustion chamber’s efficient but porous insulation can get worn and damaged. If the baffle plate cracks, it may lead to the secondary air being distributed incorrectly in the combustion chamber and it should therefore be replaced. Should the side panels crack, this will have no impact on the efficiency of the stove. Side panels and baffles should be replaced when they wear away to around half of their original thickness.
The sealing band should be replaced as and when required, i.e. when it looks worn out or when you suspect that the stove is no longer air-tight. It may be necessary to do this once a year, or perhaps every five years, depending on how much the stove is used.
Tips: You can check the air-tightness by jamming a piece of paper between the door and the stove. If the paper can be pulled out easily (and without any resistance), this may indicate that the door on the stove is not completely air-tight.
LUBRICATING THE HINGES AND CLOSING MECHANISMS
Hinges and closing mechanisms on the door should be lubricated once a year. Use a heat-resistant lubricant.
PAINTING THE STOVE
Over time, the paint can become worn, or the stove can get scratched accidentally. It is relatively easy to remedy this damage by using Senotherm Spray (it can be purchased from the dealer ). This spray is the original heat-resistant lacquer used by the manufacturer to paint the stove. Be aware that the stove may smell again when the paint hardens and you fire up for the first time after you have applied it.
The wood-burning stove should undergo a thorough maintenance check once a year.
This check should include:
– Thorough cleaning of the wood-burning stove
– Lubrication of the hinges with copper grease
– Checking and, if necessary, replacement of the sealing bands
– Tightening and, if necessary, adjustment of the handles/door
– Checking and, if necessary, replacement of the heat-insulating material
– If necessary, this check can be carried out by a dealer
Use only original spare parts.