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Air Control Valve Hard to move on Jotul 600 Firelight

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by snowfreak, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. SPED

    SPED New Member

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    Tom I'm gonna call this morning I'll let you know what they say. I did take a look at it last night once it cooled down. It's only that one spot coming back from no air where it pushes and binds, seems like a slider handle that rides with the air control would be a better idea vs the lever, but I guess harder to keep air tight.

    It really amazes me that something so simple can cause such problems. I have a lot of slop where that slider goes.

    What kind of grease did you use and where can i pick some up?

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  2. quinn

    quinn New Member

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    Hey Sped,

    I bought the high temp grease at the local hardware store for 10 or 15 bucks. Apparently it is good up to 1500 degrees and I have to reapply it every couple months. It definitely helps and I would like to get the problem solved so I am waiting with baited breath to hear what you learn from your dealer.
  3. jbrown56

    jbrown56 Feeling the Heat

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    Snow, See my post at "Jotul Damper Control"
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    SPED, get to the dealer and insist on a new control arm. This is an easy fix with the new part.

    PS: Do you have the stove hooked up to the new pipe or the old chimney? How is is working other than the sticky air control?
  5. mtneer

    mtneer Member

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    I guess this is still a problem. My 2011 Firelight was installed two months ago. I've just done the break-in fires and my first real one over the weekend. Sometimes the damper moves at the slightest touch, other times it is stuck. Outrageous for a stove that costs this much. Calling the dealer today.

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