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Coldest days coming - Pellet Stove (Big E) broken.

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by johnnywarm, Dec 13, 2007.

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  1. johnnywarm

    johnnywarm Minister of Fire

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    And my breckwell big E convection blower stops working. its only on its second season. i think its time to get rid of it and burn wood. at least with a wood stove i can still use it and use a regular fan behind it.


    I hope i can get the blower by next Tuesday or Wednesday, thats when it will warm up again.

    john

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  2. webbie

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    I think another user here went through a couple of those fans in two years. Perhaps a design flaw - I think they have changed the part number and exact style, so hopefully the new one will serve you better.
  3. johnnywarm

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    I hope so. this machine(and it is) was running at full power for three day clips. i would stop it to clean it. it would be down only 2 hours and it went back to work.


    I think dust gets into the bearings and the motor cannot turn the fan. theres alot of rezistince when trying to turn it manuly.


    I have the stove in the cellar to heat the floors in the bedrooms and home thearter room. my feet today ar freezing.


    I do belive instead of a pellet stove in the fireplace we will go with the wood burning insert. I do want to keep the Big E down stres because using pellets is very convinet.


    I will let you know if i see a difference in the blowers.

    thanks John
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    johnnywarm Minister of Fire

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    You where correct about the blower being updated. perrrrrrrrrrring like a kitten. My feet are warm again.

    Merry Christmas John
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    Glad you got it fixed!
    Merry Christmas!
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    johnnywarm Minister of Fire

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    Same to you peggy
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    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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    was the the 029 blower you got
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    Where would the number be???The blower looks the same till you take a closer look at it.its alot Quieter.
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    Start digging around and find out the Grainger part # to fit your machine. Chances are they have something to cross reference that costs half price or less. Its hard to figure out sometimes but there are guys out there who have already figured it out and posted it someplace. Take a look in iburnpellets.com I just bought 4 auger motors for my Countryside from a guy who helped me out via his commercial account in exchange for him getting one. Price each $125 motor $27 and shipping. Markup much, no dealer should be making that much . PERIOD.unless he is an Arab or an oil man. They are special cases.
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    I am going to look into granger and other places. The only thing i was worried about is the motor being the same as the one that went bad early in life. the Complete blower housing is the "updated " version that should last alot longer then the original design. i did get it from Breckwell direct over the interment.
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    The old blowers part number i think is--cust p/n-e-033. fasco no70218711
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    The new part # on the box is 029 I think I posted on another post all the data from the motor


    Breckwell does not have a website that sells parts DIRECT
    you have to call them.

    What is the site you got it from?
    LINK PLEASE
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    johnnywarm Minister of Fire

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    Breckwell does not have a website that sells parts DIRECT
    you have to call them.

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    If you go to breckwell.com-----scan down to the bottom of the home page---to the left of the pictures of the big e and click on -----order parts online.
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    Ok
    I just went and looked at a blower that just come to us from Breckwell
    The box says C-E-033
    but on the motor it has cust p/n-e-029

    What was the site you ordered from.
    Where they less than my blowers on my site?
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    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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    Thats funny
    I did not know they were selling directly
    and they are $20 more than us.
    But they must have send you old stock
    The last two shipment I got
    20 at a time where the new 029 blowers
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    How much are yours??
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    $169
    http://www.hearthtools.com/parts/breckwell_parts.htm
    I have more parts listed than they do
    and I have better descriptions and trouble shooting.


    Did they charge you for shipping
    I tried the order system but would not give me shipping unless it is after the credit card info.
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    I dont know the number of the "new blower" because its back into the stove. the guy next door works on oil burner's and he agrees the blower motor is different and better in design then the old ones.

    I will look tomorrow for the new number.
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    Did they charge you for shipping
    I tried the order system but would not give me shipping unless it is after the credit card info.[/quote]


    Let me look. it was zero out when it took a dump. i will have the answer tomorrow.


    Merry Christmas! John
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    johnny I read that you were running this stove on full power for three days straight. I worry that your stressing the heater too much. The manual only calls for running on level 5 for an hour then stepping it down to position 4. I leave mine on position 4 and periodically stepping up to 5 and back to 4 when the hour is up. I too clean mine everyday and knock on wood never had problems with it.
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    My full in #4. i dont use #5
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