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Review: Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE

Bookmark and Share Reviewed January 01, 2013 by Jan Scheers

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Hello, American friends we have this pelletstove since 2007, is a beast of a stove, we are verry happy whit him i chance myself a few times the ignitor, no problem but not verry long, when we clean the window ( stove is cold ) and we open the door, hy blow cold air ?? close the door hy stops Somebody nows what this problem van by ? Please by so cant to give help en send a mail to me, we buy the stove in Belgium ( OOSTENDE ) buth the company is falled Many greetings jan_scheers@telenet.be

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by David Cyr on March 02, 2014

This is our 3rd heating season with this Mt. Vernon AE. We’ve burn about 5 tons of pellets each season with no unusual problems. I replaced the heating element for the first time this...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by quad user on January 23, 2014

Have had the AE for 7 years. (Had a Castile model before that in another house- great! Like the AE much better- it’s easier to clean)
Do all our own maintenance. for the first five...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Coal Creek Lady on November 23, 2013

Have had a Quadra Fire MT Vernon for 10 years now. We had 2 other brands & none can hold a candle to the Quad. We’ve loved it from day one and it heats our 2500 Sq Ft home wonderfully. If...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by New Bern on November 05, 2013

Have had the stove for 4 yrs. Just replaced the igniter. Have had to replace the thermostat 3 times. Keep getting an error message “Wake Up”. When it runs it heats my 2300 sqft...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Tom B. (wolf) on October 26, 2013

I have had this stove for 9 years and have had NO problems. This is my third stove from same manufacturer. First was an insert had a little problem loading pellets but that was the one that sold...

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Reviewed and rated by btu lie on May 07, 2013

absolutely no comparison between wood and a pellet stoves heat output.
Having a heat pump system we needed a alternative heat source for those colder nights.
We have a 1700 SQ foot...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Shawn Roberts on February 03, 2013

The Unit requires a lot of maintenance. The igniters go out every mont or two. They cost 65.00 each time without labor.

The company is very hard to deal with and they refuse to admit...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by mholmes on January 17, 2013

We have owned this stove for 3 years. We have replaced the ignitor 4 times, (going on 5, waiting on the part) and the main “computer” system crashed twice, not to mention several...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Deed on January 01, 2013
I’ve had this stove for over five years, only problem have had, replaced the igniter three times. Not a difficult task, took ten minutes the first time, five minutes the last two times....
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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by john on December 19, 2012

have replaced 4 ignitors
house was full of smoke the other night unburned pellets got into ash pan and started smoldering
computer must have wanted to auto clean don’t know

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by usa2ireland on December 10, 2012

When working it is good. Have had mine 1 year, now 2 sensor problems in the span of 3 days, each time had to wait 10 days for a repair tech and even though parts are still under warranty, I had...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Alaskan on October 28, 2012

Just had the stove installed a couple days ago. Here are my first impressions:

1. Had one defective part – the auger motor. It functioned but the reduction gear box it runs...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Bob on October 16, 2012

I never owned a Pellet Stove before I bought the Mt. Vernon. Mine is a 2007, bought in July 2008. It seems to work fairly well. Of course the dealer did not tell me all the maintenance that is...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Cyndi on October 12, 2012

I purchased my Mt.Vernon Aug.2011 from Franklin Fireplace. Franklin,Ma.Replaced blower , drop tube and ignitor. They charge $150.00 everytime they come out. I finally was able to contact Quadra...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Joe Hageman on April 05, 2012

After the work of the Field Service Engineer, the AE is exceptional. It far outperforms expectations. My excellent Dealer (High Country Stoves, Laramie Wy) went another extra mile to warranty the...

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Reviewed and rated by Joe Hageman on March 07, 2012

After 15 years with my Quadrafire 1000, I replaced it with the AE. After 2.5 years of not being able to ever have it function properly for a single 2 week period, my extremely helpful and...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by mpete on February 11, 2012

I have had a Mt. Vernon pellet stove for 6yrs now and it has been for the most part pretty reliable. The auger has gotten jammed up a couple of times, but that was an easy fix. I hear of people...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Psue on February 04, 2012

Have had my pellet stove for four years now. Was thinking this might be the first winter without a problem with it…..and then I had an electrical fire in the unit this morning. Anyone...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by pioneer on January 14, 2012

these reviews and local dealer as well demonstrate ignitor problems. my personal experience confirms this, and the manufacturer needs warned. common sense knows exceptions to any rule.

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Radd Raynor Sandpoint, Idaho on January 09, 2012

Purchased this Mt. Vernon used from original owner after they owned it for one year. We replaced ignitors once a month company sent new redesigned firepot. I know only have to replace ignitors...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by fitzy on December 26, 2011

I have owned this stove for three years and have had only one issue. I have had to replace the igniter three times. I was told to empty the ash pan(which is far too small) more often as it may...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by hashman on November 20, 2011

after two years of mt veron not starting by it self after 1st cycle i found out that ceramic thermocouple cover has to be touching thermocouple . I had to slide cover all the way against...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by BobNA245 on October 23, 2011

We bought the Mt.Vernon and we couldn’t be happier. Its much more efficient than I expected and heats our whole house. I would recommend this stove to anyone trying to heat a large house,...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by TPD in Vermont on September 20, 2011

On my 4th Igniter and 2nd Vacuum Switch. Other than that (about $300 additional dollars in 3 years), the stove is beautiful and operates fine. Was advised NOT to use...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Kurt, Wooburn OR on April 24, 2011

I read the reviews before we bought our Mt Vernon and they almost scared us off. The stove has worked great through this winter. The stove does have the howling noise that others spoke of, but it...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Cheese Head on February 09, 2011

Purchased my Mt Vernon in 11/2008. Ignitor melted in December 2010 blowing the fuse inside the board. Dealer came out to replace fuse and ignitor. Three weeks later the ignitor isn’t...

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Reviewed and rated by Babysitter on February 02, 2011

My friend had this product since about 2007 and started to have problems with the striker. I think he is on his third one now.
The company will send him to the dealer, they will not talk...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by bossdg on January 31, 2011

I have had to replace 5 ignitors two when I had to pay a tech because I was out of town and my wife was the only one home they charged me 200 in labor each time for plugging in two spade...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Luv the Mt Vernon!!! on January 30, 2011

What a fantastic investment! It burns less than a bag a day and is virtually silent. Originally on Auto mode the family loved the fire…on manual it has been much more efficient. Took...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by blouwagie on January 15, 2011

Own this stove for few months as our second pellet stove.
PRO: – Runs directly on 12V battery, this is very important for a pellet stove. If you don’t have this your house fills...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by quad tech. on January 09, 2011

The Mt vernon AE, or advanced energy pellet stove is just that, ADVANCED. This pellet appliance will out perform any other stove on the market but it is only as good as...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Newbern on December 30, 2010

I don’t know what type of wood stove those that have rated this produce as poor had before. I just replaced a wood buring insert with the Mt Vernon insert. Heats my 2500 square ft home...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by isanti on November 29, 2010

bought my mt vernon in 2007,had new thermostat,brain box,themal couple,many many igniters. it is 11/29/10 and the ignighter is out again!!!when it works its nice.Not very reliable.using a...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by reggie on November 29, 2010

I purchased a Mt Vernon AE stove used of of Craigslist. Picked it up without seeing it run, but was looking specifically for this stove. There is a dealer in my town that had one running one day...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Sideline Services on November 23, 2010

I am a dealer of HH&T Quadra Fire line of stoves as well as their others. And I must say I have never experienced the horrors as others have with the stove. I burn my Mt. Vernon A.E. all year...

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Reviewed and rated by Robo on November 23, 2010

Regarding Auger Jam problems: Just wanted to share our experience with the world on this stove. We purchased this stove 2 years ago and have had major problems. Although the dealer helped us...

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Reviewed and rated by RU Reddy on November 03, 2010

We spent $4300 on this brand new stove and out of the 18 months we’ve had it, it has functioned perhaps 4 or 5. It was professionally installed, by the way, and luckily still under...

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Reviewed and rated by Angie Vick on November 01, 2010

Bought this stove 4 yrs ago. When it works, it heats our 2000 sq ft house perfect on only the 2nd blower setting. Have had so many problems, on 1st yr, dealer came out & replaced over $500 by...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Keith Callahan on September 28, 2010

Bought the Mount Vernon on Nov.2 2007 and the pellet stove ran pretty good for the first year with a really loud banging noise that will wake the dead up when it heats up…I verbally told a...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by dodgeboy1 on September 07, 2010

I have used this stove for five years now and only had one problem. I had to replace the ignighter. Other than that it is a great stove it heats my big old 1952 house with no problems. My dealer...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Scott on April 22, 2010

Have had my stove for five months and already the fan and igniter had to be replaced. Magnet on lid came off ( gave a false open lid warning). Quadra-Fire could care less. Wouldn’t...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by stoney on April 15, 2010

We have had nothing but problems with this stove. There is only one technician in our area and is always too busy. A service wait is at least 7-10 days and is $169.00 just to come out. We have...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by R Weller on March 27, 2010

I wrote a review on Jan 24th & just wanted to make an update. This stove has been flawless, has not missed a beat starts up with no miss fires & really puts out the heat. I clean it about every...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by William on February 26, 2010

I have the exact same problems as everyone else that is disatisfied with there stove. My dealer stands behind his product, but it doesnt do much good when I go home after work and see the auger...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Bill on February 23, 2010

Might be a great stove if you can get replacement parts in timely fashion. Been out of service for one month on two year old stove, waiting on backordered items (ignitor & thermo coupler) ...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by bill k on February 05, 2010

Bought my stove from enchanted fireside in Worcester Ma. This stove hasn’t gone one complete heating season without breaking down. Most every part has been replaced and in enchanted...

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Reviewed and rated by MHMidhudson on January 24, 2010

I owned a QuadraFire 1200 Classic Bay for nine years before taking the plunge with the AE last March. Two things stand out: The autoclean feature is most appreciated, and this stove burns just...

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Reviewed and rated by R Weller on January 24, 2010

I just replaced my Quadra-Fire 1000 Free standing unit after 12 years. I waited until I was sure they got all the bugs out of the unit. The Mt Vernon AE is great, extremely quiet & even more...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by JimGarrison on January 18, 2010

Like other reviewers, my stove eats ignitors. When it works, it works great. However, it is sensitive to the quality of the fuel. I use a locally produced hard wood pellet that are labeled...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Currentlythrilled on January 18, 2010

Bought this stove 2 years ago on sale and planned to put into our finished basement. Finnaly got the basement finished this past summer (2009) and installed th estove, fired it up in late...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Mixedfeelings on January 11, 2010

I have had this stove for just over year. Have had to replace 2 ignitors, new computer board, vacuum switch, max tube sensor and auger jams all the time. Tried to unclog the auger and clean the...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by M Lee on January 11, 2010

Just installed our Mt. Vernon this weekend. Wow!! The unit is an animal. Sure beats working with the wood coal stove which we had used over the past many years. We live in Santa Fe, NM and...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by barrybrown on January 10, 2010

i have owned this stove for 3 years i have had nothing but problems with it i have burned out 9 igniters 3 thermostats and get errors all the time i get little help from my dealer and no help...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by r.lallier on January 09, 2010

i have owned stove for over two years .i have gone thru 5 ignitors under warranty . does not help with dependability of product.when you need the stove the most doesnt work . now i have to buy...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by zman5816 on January 03, 2010

I have been using this stove for 2 months in eastern Pa. My heat pump only runs about 1/2 hour a day and I’m heating 3000 sq.ft. The only complaint I have is cost of spare parts(not needed...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Michael Jordan on December 05, 2009

I wished I would have read these reviews before purchasing my AE. “CLEAN ASHPAN” keeps coming on the thermostat. Dealer and Manufacturer have not been any...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by ColdinVA on December 04, 2009

I am looking at the MT.Vernon Insert ot heat our home. We have 1500 sq ft on the main and upper level. Trying to find a pellet that will be the main source of heating for our home. Any...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Colorado Cold on December 03, 2009

Bought our stove at a local dealer. Thought it was the best to heat our home. Cannot recommend it! On cold days it cannot keep up and does not get above 67. The Thermostat keeps blinking on...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by havertown john on November 25, 2009

I purchased a mt vernon about 5 years ago, being very lazy I have done minimal maintenance and have had no problems so far. I think it could be more efficient but it pretty much burns what it...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Tom on November 13, 2009

I would never buy a Quadra-Fire product again. I hope they go out of business.
I’ve owned the MV for a little less than two years when it started getting “check ash pan”...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by luisluis on November 07, 2009

Another problem is getting service from Quadrafire “authorized Dealers”.It takes roughly four weeks to get a problem fixed,that means one quarter of the winter using heating oil! We...

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Reviewed and rated by luisluis41 on November 07, 2009

Installed in Dec. 2006.this stove is not a reliable piece of equipment at all!From burnt igniters to the cleaning cycle that gets stuck,to the control panel that gets full of static,the icon...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by buck on October 31, 2009
works god when it works thermostat keeps saying vacum swicth error but dealer came out and said it was vented wrong so i revented it cost me 375$$ and still does not work anyone have this problem...
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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by BILL MONTAGUE on October 18, 2009

VERY HAPPY WITH QUALITY OF THIS STOVE....

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by sas on October 11, 2009

The stove is great to heat my home, but not impressed with the “blowing into a bottle” noise it makes when it is really cold out or windy. Overall fairly happy with it just not...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Kirby Trase on October 10, 2009

I have onwed one for 3 years. I am now on my 7th igniter. Dom not buy quadrafire. The ignitor cost 50.00. I have spevt 350..and now have to buy another on so will be up to 400,00 just on...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by ryan b on July 27, 2009

I have had the MT Vernon for 3 years, I had some problems at first but I was able to fix the problems. I think the biggest problem with people who have thes stoves is thay do not clean then and...

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Reviewed and rated by un-impressed on June 11, 2009

Quadra-fire should re-name this the “Mt. My Ash”. I did have it installed by the dealer and spent just over $4000.00 for the unit. I’ve went through 2 burn seasons and have had...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by ray from ashburnham ma on February 11, 2009

works great when not broken down
only broke down 3 times in 08 and 3 times in 09
1st stove had to be replaced, could not find the problem

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by TJ from Wisconsin on December 23, 2008

Worked great for 2 months last year, was impressed. Saved on oil. This year it ran for a month, the “auto clean” cycle failed, now it can’t go to the start up cycle. Called...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Dan from Hudson on December 19, 2008

Worked great for 2 months last year, was impressed. Saved on oil. This year it ran for a month, the “auto clean” cycle failed, now it can’t go to the start up cycle. Called...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by dave kool on December 18, 2008

the mt. vernon insert we purchesed only eight weeks ago heets the house ok but when it self cleans it makes a noisey loud squeek they tell us o they all do that i think it is bs

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by lonnie on November 21, 2008

As a former quad service tech I can tell you this is the best pellet stove on the market. The people who have given bad reviews most likely bought their stoves online and installed themselves. ...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by jerry on November 02, 2008

I am very impressed with this stove.It really heats my whole house up. It actually runs itself. So far I am very happy.

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Reviewed and rated by Joan in PA on October 09, 2008

Very loud blower noise with an annoying “droning” nosie at higher fan blower levels makes it near impossible to hear people talk or the TV in the same room…Burns through a bag...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Vermonter on October 05, 2008

The other people here who rated this stove poor must have done the install themselves and did a very poor job. I had the stove installed professionally last year. With last year’s oil...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by darrell on October 01, 2008

Unbelievable, powerful, awsome, i have 1800 sf house and on the coldest days of winter this thing would probally heat my basement also, and make people shed clothes if i wanted, i used to set my...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Randy on September 19, 2008

I have purchased and used several Quadra-Fire wood and pellet stoves and have recommended them to friends that have purchased them also.

My older stove works great, but I just...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Torvald on September 06, 2008

This stove is not only pretty to look at, it does it’s job. I love the battery back-up option and the amount of heat that I get from it. I’ve saver ~$1,800 in fuel oil purchase last...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Reviewed and rated by Maryi on June 20, 2008

I’m so glad we made the investment to buy this stove. I’m still new to using a pellet stove, but this Quadrafire stove made it easy to learn. The stove saved us over 1,500 dollars...

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