Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by ryanf289, Jan 30, 2013.
do you have a hopper lid switch?
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its bypassed with a fridge magnet
was it bypassed prior to the issue? If so check it.
No, only while trying to diagnose it.
I would put some attention there to see if this was the problem. The switch stops the auger.
does this mean i owe you $5 now, kinsman?
I will look for that post where you said I will take that bet. Hold on.
Not here, sorry
I pulled the control box, just to see if there was anything obvious. But because the plastic is opaque i couldn't. When I re-installed the box and plugged it back in, a blue led flashed. When I turned the thermostat on, the auger started feeding again. Now It seems to be working again, with a nice fire in the pot.
great news. except i suppose it would be nice to know what happened as well.
glad you're up and running again.
* gonna bookmark this for the advice given.
Thank you both for your help. But yes I wish I knew the cause too
it's possible there was a loose connection? unplugging and plugging back in amy have fixed it for the time being. I had a number of strange issues with my CB1200 when I first got it and finally fixed them by tightening all of the spade connections with a pair of needle nose pliers.
Best way to test the feed motor is with a line cord. The part that usually fails here is the capacitor. Although when it fails the auger runs in the reverse direction!
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