Harman Advance

Harman Advance

Not only does the Harman Advance provide automatic temperature regulation, the stove will automatically adjust itself for fuel quality as well. An Exhaust-Sensing Probe is engineered into the stove that analyzes the output of the fuel being burned and adjusts the feed rate accordingly to compensate for differences in pellet fuel quality.

The Advance uses a heat exchanger in the shape of an accordion to create a large amount of surface area to be placed in a small area, greatly increasing heat transfer efficiency in small areas. The stove's hopper capacity is 60 lbs. and it will burn from 3/4 lb./hr to 6 lbs./hr at its maximum setting.

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Harman Advance
Reviewed and rated by squeal, squeak 2013 on December 22, 2013

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Bought this stove in Jan 2013: excellent at heating main big room( probably 1500 sq feet) need fans to move heat to other rooms (put this fan directly behind the stove and works great, (Hunter 90435 16-Inch Portable Stand Fan, Gunmetal). Dec 2013 the dreaded squeal / squeak started. tried the graphite in the pellets and it worked for about 3 hours, then it returned. searched the internet and ...
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Harman Advance
Reviewed and rated by Paul on November 09, 2013

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Starting our 3rd winter season here in Maine using our Harman. We love this stove and are saving a load of money. We find that softwood pellets give us the best heat on stove temp/automatic. We did need to replace an igniter the first year but it was under warantee and the service tech was great. Keep your burn pot clean!
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Harman Advance Pellet Stove
Reviewed and rated by NicholasV on November 02, 2013

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Gosh I'll take a regular wood burning stove anytime over this. Yes the Harman works. Dry air at high fan speeds. A bit loud... but not a bummer. No chain or creosote issues. Bags of pellets cost plenty! No real radiant heat.
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Harman Advance - 11 years strong!
Reviewed and rated by ccdcc on February 20, 2012

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This is my elventh year with my Harman Advance as my primary heat source. Still using the original igniter - home made outside air (dealer didn't even know aout it at the time- told me to open a window a bit! I told him NO WAY!) No issues to complain about. It's most dependable on Manual with the room senser because re-ignition is slow and wasteful on Auto. Just changed distribution blower for ...
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Harman Advance cleaning
Reviewed and rated by Stoveguy on January 27, 2012

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I sell these stoves. I cannot tell you how many times we receive calls from people saying that their stove is smokey and making creosote. When asked if they have cleaned the burn pot. Their response is ALWAYS, " of course we have"!! Sooooo, we drive to their home and 99% of the time we clean their burnpot properly for them and the problem is solved. Clean your burnpots people. Its very very easy ...
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Harman Advance - works great but LOUD auger
Reviewed and rated by bcb1 on January 17, 2012

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We purchased our new Harman Advance in Dec 2011. It works great, heats great. My issue is the very loud auger motor, it makes an irritating grinding, low-hum noise every time it feeds pellets. It's much louder than the auger on my eight year old Quadra Fire stove! The dealer swapped out my auger motor with a brand new one - which was silent for about 4 hours, and then it started making ...
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Harman Advance
Reviewed and rated by Robert K. on January 14, 2012

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I have spent over 700 dollars on igniters alone in the past 4 years. Dealer says out of warranty and thats the nature of the beast. Between the wasted pellets and all the noises that emmite from this stove I say save your money and DO NOT buy this stove. Worst decision we ever made!!!
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Harman Advance
Reviewed and rated by John and Sue on December 11, 2011

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We purchased this stove in 2005 and have had more bad than good. We have replaced the motor and chain more times than we can count. We have come to the conclusion that there is cleary a design flaw with this set up. The banging is linked to the chain hitting the bracket and it is worse when trying to burn hardwood versus softwood. So far, the dealer has only replaced parts as they break. I would ...
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Harman Advance
Reviewed and rated by Bill on November 18, 2011

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Overall stove has worked well but i am in my 5th year and the outer steel shell and ceramic seems to get hotter than in the past. Has anyone else had this problem? wjones@dal.ca
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Harman Advance
Reviewed and rated by Phoenixx01 on November 17, 2011

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I have a Harmond fireplace insert. If you can take the fan noise it will give you enough heat for your house. The problem is the fan is so loud you need to keep it on the lowest speed just to talk. To me this insert would be unexceptable for any room you will be using all of the time.
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Harman Advance
Reviewed and rated by northcoastOhio on November 16, 2011

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We have had our H Advance since 2005 and have had no problems with it. Paid 1400 NEW and installed it myself, not hard to do. We burn about 3 to 4 ton/winter at about 185/ton. It's important to use 100% hardwood pellets. Clean stove every 30 days and use WD40 on the feed chain, fan motor shaft etc. which is accessed thru the right side panel. It heats our 2900 sq.ft. home very nice. Stove is ...
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Harman Advance
Reviewed and rated by Mike in NB on October 20, 2011

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I've had this stove for 4 years and every year another problem. Smoke in hopper which eventually gummed up the auger mechanism with creasote. Stove had to be taken out and burned with a torch to remove deposits inside it. All gears and chain replaced due to pressure from gummed up auger. Dealer installed a tube to improve airflow. Then igniter went. Then auger broke. Ive had a problem with the 5 ...
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Harman Advance Dirty window
Reviewed and rated by vdeforest on September 21, 2011

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Overall I really like this stove. The left hand window gets covered with ash about 6 hours after cleaning. It's annoying and the dealer doesn't have a way to correct the problem.
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Harman Advance
Reviewed and rated by mj03049 on March 14, 2011

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I have had the Advance for 3 years and burn 4 tons per year. It runs 24/7 from October to April. Absolutely no problems, 100% reliable. Maintains constant temperature and heats my 2500 sq foot colonial in New Hampshire. Very cold days (<20F), I also use a wood stove to add some heat on opposite end of house in a room with lots of windows. The only negatives are the glass doesn't stay clean and ...
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Harman Advance
Reviewed and rated by bruffinit on March 08, 2011

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I have had the Advance for 1 yr. After a couple of months, I was hearing a loud noise while the unit was running. Turns out it is the auger motor. The dealer came out and told me to put a toothpick between the channel and metal plate, to stop the metal vibration noise. Now I am getting the flashing light and the hopper overflows without lighting. It is frustrating to get up in the morning ...
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Harman Advance
Reviewed and rated by John K on January 06, 2011

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Referencing the feed motor chain. Things to consider: 1. The tension block must be adjusted so there is a SLIGHT slack in the tension, too tight and you will wear out the feed motor shaft. 2. Banging may not be "stuck pellets" but an older chain and motor. The new motor mount ($190 kit) eliminates the rubber bushings and the motor screws direct to the bracket. Make sure the sprockets are ...
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Harman Advance
Reviewed and rated by Len on February 13, 2010

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Bought a 6-year old Harman Advance Stove. Using in my shop that is 1,500sf. Burning Lowes Curan pellets. Temps in North Jersey have been from low teens at night to mid 30ís at day since installed. Using 1.75 thru 2.25 bags per day. I am completely impressed & sold on these pellet stoves. Did my research & think made the right choice of stove. More glass means more radient heat. She ran ...
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Harman Advance
Reviewed and rated by Delinda on February 06, 2010

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We have the Harman Advanced model. we are experiencing the flame seems sluggish, is burning very rich and seems to burn with more smoke like the air is being choked. The glass turns black from smoke. We have tried different kinds of pellets and have been cleaning the unit every three to four days.We use it for our primary heat with propane as our backup. Was wondering if anyone had any input on ...
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Harman Advance
Reviewed and rated by BBri on January 30, 2010

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I have the advance model. wanted the p 68 but th edealer talked me out of it (too much heat for our 3000 sq ft rancher) he was right. our advance is great. much kudos to rettinger in NJ. Burns 24/7 needs cleaning every 2 weeks. takes about 45 mins to clean. burn about 6 tons a season as primary heat. our other heat is propane and we really don't use it at all due to high cost. Stove was about ...
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Harman Advance
Reviewed and rated by anjenaire on November 30, 2009

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Lots of problems with this stove. Every year something new. Out of warranty now so all on me. Problem with chain falling off, broke the gears of feed mechanism, sensor went bad, feed motor bad, go through a lot of pellets (~2 bags per day even on warm days). Does make room warm however. Paid premium, very loud, clean it every two weeks, once a month total cleaning including flue.
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Harman Advance
Reviewed and rated by Heidi on November 19, 2009

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I have had more problems with my Harmon Advance automatic ignition. Once again it is not working and I have already replaced it 2 times in 5 years. It is very frustrating when I was told last year that they had worked the kinks out with them. I clean my stove every 3 weeks Has anyone else had these issues? HELP
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Harman Advance
Reviewed and rated by cipher00012 on April 27, 2009

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I live in Queens, New York. Formally, pellet stoves are not approved for use in five borough. But being fed up with monopoly of local gas company I decided to buy a pellet stove anyway. I was looking for a stove which would start with the least amount of smoke, not to alarm watchfull neighbors. My wife demanded a three-D window. So after a long search we settled on "Harman Advance." I bought it ...
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Harman P-65
Reviewed and rated by North West Wyoming on January 03, 2009

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Easy to use, dealer support very poor, I have had $300 in replaced parts in two years, and no warranty coverege. Two Ignitors, two chimminey sensors, and one thermostat. Dealer in Billings would not respond to warranty claims.
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Harman Advance
Reviewed and rated by codebum on December 29, 2008

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I use the stove as supplemental heat. It controls itself and maintains a constant tempature. The advance is stylish and easy to maintain. Only one small drawback is that I have to open both side panels in order to open the front window/door.
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Harman Advance
Reviewed and rated by Supermom on November 23, 2008

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My stove heats up my 2300 sq. ft, 2 story home easily. I have an open floor plan and the heat just travels throughout my home. I just purchased another stove for my garage and I wish I had done this alot sooner rather than pay over $4000 a year on propane heat.
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