I will keep your appliance fully maintained.
As time goes by the effects of heat and general wear and tear will begin to take its toll on your appliance. Changing rope door seals and the stoves fire bricks are an essential part of the maintainance and upkeep of your stove.
All stoves rely on fire rope of one sort or another to create a good seal around their doors, and sometimes the glass. Fire rope provides a good airtight seal so that your stove can burn to it’s optimum ability. Over time the rope will become compacted, or even begin to come away from the side of the door. If this is the case the rope must be replaced.
You will find that most stoves have firebricks or steel liners. Firebricks are fitted inside the firebox of the stove. The purpose of firebricks is two-fold. Firstly, they act as insulation, holding the heat within the firebox and secondly, by protecting the outer casing of the stove from overheating, which could cause it to crack if it is made of cast iron, or distort if it is made of steel.
The state of your firebricks should be regularly checked. If they should become cracked, or are starting to crumble, they must be replaced to prevent damage to your stove.