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How to fix the thermostat on a 1983 "King" model Blaze King?

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Cabin Fever, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever New Member

    Nov 29, 2012
    We just got a used 1983 “King” model Blaze King last year and the thermostat is the only real issue we've had with it. I took the back cover off and the flap doesn't move at all when I turn the thermostat as if it's not catching. Does anyone know how to fix this? For now were just using a little hook to keep the flap just barely cracked open which seems to work fine, but I'd still like to fix it. Any advice would be appreciated.

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    South Puget Sound, WA
    Is the thermostat coil broken? Is the setscrew on the shaft loose?

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