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Review of Charnwood Country 4 stove

Charnwood country 4 door handle stuck

Tom Evans one year ago

Hi all. Just brought a charnwood country 4 log burner. Heats up really well and very quickly but once it gets to about 450c the door does not open. Don't know if I'm being stupid and it doesn't open for safety reasons but seems to me the door has got too hot and the metal expands. Anyone else had any issues like this.

Thanks for your help

Stove expert replied: I would suggest that perhaps a flue thermostat should be purchased so that you can check the operating temperature of the stove, 450 degrees C is on the top limit of operating recommendations so it may be better to not work the stove quite so hard. It would appear that this temperature has meant that the metal has expanded thus preventing the handle mechanism from operating. You should take this up with the installer and supplier, firstly to check that the flue draw is not excessive (do you have full control of the rate of burn?) and should a warranty claim need to be initiated then your supplier can follow this up for you.

Overall rating:

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Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.1)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.4)
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