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Arrow 1800A Blower fan

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Illyra, Dec 8, 2011.

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  1. Illyra

    Illyra New Member

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    We recently installed an Arrow 1800A stove in our home and were hoping someone out there that knows more about these things can give us some information.

    1) Is there a limit to how long you are supposed to run the blower fan? It does not seem to put out a lot of heat without it on, but I don't want to burn out the fan prematurely either.

    2) The drafting doesn't seem to be great on this stove, we even took out the interior baffle over the stovepipe, but still seems to put out a lot of smoke into the house, especially when trying to catch. It burns best with the door open and the viewing screen on, but even with a pretty hot fire once you close the door it seems to suffocate the fire. The vent holes below the door are open all the way too. Any suggestions?

    3) I saw other posts on here about the manual possibly being available via PDF, if anyone out there could help me out I would be very grateful!
    email: illyra01@hotmail.com

    Thanks

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  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    I think if you never run the fan it will last forever. If you don't drive your car, it too will last longer.

    Probably your wood is not as dry as the stove needs.
  3. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Manual sent. Check your email.
  4. Illyra

    Illyra New Member

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    Thanks so much for the Manual!
  5. kettensäge

    kettensäge Feeling the Heat

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    Not familiar with your exact fan/motor but I have an OE fasco fan on my Hutch insert. It was new in '89 and I bought the house in 2002. It runs nearly constantly from Dec to April and most of the time in Oct. and Nov. Best thing to do is to dissassemble, clean, and lube every year. Both my fan blade and motor gets very dusty every season. I moved here and didn't bother with it at first, after the 3rd year it would turn on and off by itself seemingly for no reason. Turns out it was packed with dust and the thermal cut out was shutting it down. I got it cleaned out and keep it clean and no problems since.

    Keeping it clean and lubed will make it as quiet as possible with it running as dust causes imbalance and noise.

    I often think I should by a new replacement and install it, and use the original for a back-up but I just can't justify it based on how reliable the original is with proper care.

    YMMV
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