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AFton Bay startup issues again.. :(

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by cristiansmom, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. cristiansmom

    cristiansmom Member

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    Ok so yesterday I posted that it #2 feed light was blinking when I turned it on. Gave it a good cleaning (found places I never knew to clean) blew into the vacuum hose and checked it out (it's fine) and then pushed the combustion fan (wasn't moving) with a screwdriver and it started. So ran all day fine and again this morning it wouldn't start so used the screwdriver again and it started. It's awfully dusty in the fan.. How can I clean it.. I don't think I have the tools to take it off. If I use a blower will that blow the dust out of there and do I need to oil it? Where do I put the oil and what kind??? Thanks for any help you can give me...

    Debi in RI

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  2. bbfarm

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    It is fairly easy to take out. just a couple of wrenches or use a socket set. you will need a new gasket.

    this is the problem we had last winter.

    we just bought a new fan. didn't want to dink around with our heat.
  3. cristiansmom

    cristiansmom Member

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    Where did you buy your new fan from? I think that's what I will have to do..t. Do you think I can do it myself?
  4. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Do you know how to use a wrench?:cool:
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    cristiansmom Member

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    yeah, think I can handle that!! lol..
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    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Do a search for your stove model (nice if you can put this in your signature) replacement parts. There are plenty of sources out there. Grainger is a good one,
  7. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Just be certain that the stove is off, cold, and unplugged.
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    Ok, I am checking it out to see if I can do it myself and I notice some wires.Where do these go. I have 2 wire ones and then a black, red and white one..
  9. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Check the wiring diagram in your manual.
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    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    From the manual;

    NOTE: UNPLUG THE STOVE. Open the side panels of the stove. Carefully clean or vacuum any sawdust, cobwebs and household dust.
    Carefully vacuum around the fan motors. If electrical wires become disconnected call your dealer for service.
    2. The exhaust system should be thoroughly cleaned at least annually. Call your dealer for this service.
    3.The motor/fan area behind the firebox and under the hopper should be vacuumed annually.
    4. The Exhaust & Room Fan should be removed and cleaned annually.
    Annual oiling of the motors is not needed.
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    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Not sure if you have seen this, it is pretty informative, there is quite a few on youtube.
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    I looked at that today.. I think I am going to have to call the pellet service. I know it's the combustion fan as it takes me pushing the fan blade with a screwdriver to get it to start going.. :( I just don't know if I can hook it up myself. The wires look a little complicated to me.. :O
  13. SmokeyTheBear

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    At the bottom of page 16 in the installation manual there is the portion of the wiring diagram that goes with the combustion blower

    Manual via Googles Quick View is here: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:stl4r_c8_vEJ:www.ashwoodfireplace.com/pdfs/StCroix/StCroix-PB-AftonBay-Installation.pdf &hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESg4xGQNByHt-kxinBRiONSFyF1ZSzNWh0o2YVbxMFmF9ho7kYl7JwvoDXfIjKrkg3qAuE_LUp7a1ZYbH4q4mHwfTgpPkaY-ETReFxD_NAF6xAU5vIzBYZ3_ImCxdNXn9b2OnDHY&sig=AHIEtbTIy_sS_id1mh0954lLMCqL7Mdifg

    There are two wires that go to the combustion blower and the the combustion blower is held onto the exhaust system via six nuts, you'll need a combustion blower gasket before attempting the job.

    You remove the six nuts and lock washers, then disconnect the two wires from the combustion blower they are white and black the white wire goes to the common block and the black wire goes to the blue wire via a quick disconnect.

    Then you lift the combustion blower off the exhaust system, this may require the use of a knife blade between the motor mounting plate and the exhaust system to loosen the seal made with the gasket (once again you need a replacement gasket before you remove the blower it is rare to remove a blower and not destroy the gasket).

    Clean out the mess that will be in the cavity and make certain you get the path between that cavity and the fire box cleaned out while you have the blower out of the stove.

    Then put the new gasket on the exhaust system being careful not to tear it, seat the new blower lining up the bolts, then add the lock washers and install the nuts finger tight on all 6 blots, after getting this done tighten the nuts in a pattern that does the tightening on opposite sides this evenly compresses the gasket providing a good seal, connect the new blower white wire to the common block and the black wire to the blue wire using a quick disconnect.
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    Had Scott come over today and fix it! Yeah for his company!!! I watched him replace it so I knew what to do when I have to take it out next year and clean it!! :D This forum is the best!!

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