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Cab50 problem....again.

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by MommyOf4, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Dinger

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    I've been a mechanic over 20 years, and have had my run ins with troubleshooting problems that have kicked my butt for days. I still, to this day, get a warm fuzzy when I see or find something like that.

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  2. saladdin

    saladdin Feeling the Heat

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    No. But I've noticed those wires also. I bet it's the ones for the hopper switch and they are grounding out on the metal. That would explain the auger stopping which would stop pellets dropping , the fire would go out and then you would get cold.

    Mine look very tight also and have no problem so I'd wait until I changed those out before I declared victory. If yours are as tight as mine, check the connection to the hopper switch, maybe a bad connection at the switch (or bad switch itself) and not at the actual point where the wires go into the hopper.
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  3. gfreek

    gfreek Minister of Fire

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    Hope for the best...
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  4. fordf150

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    i just want to add info to this...after one season of owning a cab50.. had to replace my door gasket and i did the glass gasket as well was leaking at the door seal ...after doing this, my glass stays cleaner longer now... from day one i think it was a bad seal as i would almost have to clean the glass everyday...i never bothered with warranty... i went online searched and found what i needed and bought at my local home hardware ...the original is stuck in with hi-temp rtv ....so i got a tube of this too....very easy to do..

    3/4 rope kit from imperial for the door seal-GA0191 3/4" Fiberglass Gasket Rope Kit
    and new glass gasket kit-GA0009 5/8" x 1/8" - 8' Window Channel Tape (white)
    Permatex 81160 High-Temp Red RTV Silicone Gasket, 3 oz

    also, after reading more....my stove heats my house, my only source/backup is electric....my dealer told me to keep my fan switch on high. clean after every 5 bag. pipes after 25 bags...
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2014
  5. saladdin

    saladdin Feeling the Heat

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    These?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Imperial-GA...faultDomain_0&hash=item2a3470b54e#ht_57wt_663

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Self-Stick-...l-firebox-1-8-/171183008049?vm=r#ht_222wt_663
  6. fordf150

    fordf150 New Member

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    yep.thats the ones.. the door seal kit i have about 2 feet left. and the window seal only goes on the 2 sides, not all the way around..so i have lots of that left too...and the tube of hi-heat red silicone i use on my exhaust pipe every time i clean it.so i have lots left as well..dealer said every 25 bags for chimney cleaning..with the new door seal kit i did notice the door seals tighter now to..guess cause it needs to squish the gasket now .....
  7. saladdin

    saladdin Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks buddy. I'm going to give this a shot in a few weeks.

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