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Just another follow up. After a week or more of 70 degree temps and windows open the weather turned cold again. I got the new vacuum switch hooked...
Did your old vacuum switch look like this?
I am in Northern Delaware.
I prefer Hamer's Hot Ones over all other pellets.
For reference: a ton of Hamer's in "our area" is currently $285...
As the stove is currently burning off the rest of the pellets in the hopper I won't be doing dollar bill test today.
I was told buy the...
Yep. My exhaust fan spins real free.
Before the winter this year I removed exhaust pipe and cleaned it. I also did vacuum down in that portion...
Right, but by simply stuffing a piece of tinfoil between the door and front face of the stove has brought the stove back to life.
It's a fireplace insert model.
Less than half a ton ago I removed pipe that goes up through my fireplace flue and into my chimney.
I took it...
Termination cap? What? Where?
(thanks again - can't say it enough)
Quick fix that makes stove work, see tin foil "gasket" across top of door:
Picture taken right at start-up.
SUCK TEST worked.
With the house quiet I could hear the mechanism click when I gently pulled a vacuum on the tube.
So I got my compressor from...
Oh, I see what you mean...although not sure the hose is long enough to do that, but I'll try that before pulling stove out.
I've pulled that...
I believe you were answering it while I was posting a response to somebody else.
Thanks. The sucking question has been answered.
I tip my glass to you all.
And yes I do have to pull stove out. It's a fireplace insert.
Sucking will wait until tomorrow. I have more...
Yes - aside from pulling the auger housing off and cleaning that part of the stove (can that even be done?) I fully cleaned the stove prior to...
Auger has pellets, and hopper is not empty.
When I jumper the vacuum switch the auger instantly turned and dropped pellets into fire pot.
I completely removed hose. Blew through it. Then I attached hose to nipple on auger housing and blew through it. I also used a piece of thin wire...
So how much vacuum should be getting pulled through that hose?
Should I be able to hear the vacuum if I unplug the hose where it enters auger...
Yes. I blew. It wasn't clogged.
The second I bypassed that metallic "vacuum box" and turned the stove on the auger kicked right into life.
Am I to assume this: click me
replaces the big honkin' box I posted above?
This is my other problem part apparently.
Anybody know what it's called?
I can't find it listed in the service manual...although I am a...
Jumped the part pictured above and turned on stove and auger worked.
So replacing that should fix my stove!!!!
You guys are...
This is vacuum switch to be jumped?
Thanks. Trying that next.
Can I stick a small piece of wire into the nipple on the other end of tube, the part going into the auger, to "clean it...
When you say jumping the vacuum are you talking about the snap disc on the auger tube next to that nipple, or the the connection at the other end...
So the only hose I see goes into the nipple in this picture right in front of the snap disc in the auger cover.
I blow into the tube when...
Thanks - I will look into this in a few hours. I have to take youngest child to a class.
Thanks to everybody.
If hose is not clogged should I easily be able to blow through it like an open straw? Even if hopper, and probably auger, is full of pellets?
Sorry - overlooked this in my growing frustration. A sign I should probably take a break from this.....at any rate.
Where is vacuum switch and...
I just set the control box to "0" to run the diagnostic mode. (yes - I jumped snap disc #1 per instructions)
The fans work based on sequence, but...