When do I need to replace my stove gaskets?

Any moveable surface on a wood stove, such as load doors, ash doors, griddles, dampers and all glass panels, have gaskets usually made of fiberglass which require regular maintenance. These gaskets maintain the proper seal required to make the stove perform optimally. If any load door on the unit becomes loose, the latch mechanism should be adjusted as per the user manual. This is common after the first few months of use as the gaskets get worn in. If any gaskets fall out or become frayed or otherwise damaged, they must be replaced and/or re-attached immediately before using the appliance. The types and sizes of gaskets used on your unit are listed in the manual and should be available from you dealer.