Review of Morso Panther stove

Morso panther 2110

Delyth WardJones 4 years ago

We bought this stove 2 years ago our first year mid winter our secondary air flow lever began to seize this was replaced , recently 3 months into our winter we're having further problems with this mechanism again it's becoming sluggish to slide across, tonight the primary wheel vents on the doors won't open or close we've noticed this only occurs when the stove is running at high heat as it begins too cool by allowing the wood to practically burn out as we can not control the heat due to all control levers and primary air wheels on the doors are seized and fixed - at the point of completely cooling off these air controls begin to work again /please help any suggestions as this is a cast iron row bust stove 8 kw output I never envisaged I had to limit the loading capacity seems things just didn't operate under reasonably high heat this is a big let down because I thought its output could cope with our winter defeating the whole object again any suggestions please

Stove expert replied: If a stove gets too hot it can cause components to expand and then not be operable. Have you a stove thermostat so you can see the correct operating temperatures? A graphite lubricating spray or powder may help to allow moving parts to run freely. A stove should not be running a full capacity continually but being operated on a nominal setting where the flames are dancing steadily with short bursts of max heat to burn off residues produced when operating on a low setting. (maximum operation should be no more than 15 - 20 mins when the fire is established). The average heat output of this stove is 8kW so is suitable for medium to large room depending on other heat sources etc. If you operate the stove on maximum for long periods you invalidate the warranty and stand to distort components and possible crack the casting.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Value for money 3 flames (avg 3.5)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 4.2)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Handle operation 2 flames (avg 3.9)
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames (avg 3.6)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 3.7)