Here is my thread on my old Vermont stove company Shelburne. http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/fix-an-old-vermont-stove-company-shelburne-or-buy-a-new-one.32169/ I don't burn all the time, but I burnt a little more than a cord this year and have probably another 2.5 or more ready to burn this year. I just also got another 3 or so cords of locust and a little ash this past week from a locust tree that the power company tool down for me. I did my first splitting of my own wood and loved it splitting a cord of locust in 2 hours. (I am still sore and could barely walk for two days.) So I have lots of wood to burn and my blower was going fritzy on me. It would not power on until I hit the max on the rheostat but I could then dial it back to min. Recently I have just left it on high, and it shut off at the end of a burn a few days ago. Then it started working again. So I fired up again. Running at about 600+ on the stove face it shut off. Since I usually don't get 600 degrees (max out on my ir therm) I grabbed a box fan in hopes of cooling things off, which definitely seems to be working well, but doesn't get that heat from the back of the stove into the room. So I guess it is time to find a replacement blower. I have a spare stove and detached blower in the garage. It has a little extra fan just to cool off the motor. I think that it isn't on the same axle either. So I wonder if this blower in the bottom back of the insert just gets too darned hot. Or perhaps it is my rheostat burning out the fans. I initially plugged my box fan into the rheostat and it made a buzz. So I stopped that. Perhaps that is where I went wrong. I want a new fan that can take more heat. It is probably an easy 600 degrees on that fan. Any suggestions? I recently bought a welder. So I can probably fabricate the bracket I will need to make it fit. I would love a quite one too. I am tired of these ones tha sound lien a diesel.