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Issues with LOPI PS 400

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Si-lopips400, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Si-lopips400

    Si-lopips400 New Member

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    Hi all,

    I have LOPI PS400 which has been working perfectly up to yesterday, (had for the last 6 years), the Auger motor stopped feeding pellets. I took the auger motor out it looks to have burnt out. I tested on its own and no joy, so I got a new Auger motor today and installed.

    My LOPI
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    When I went to turn on my system this is what happens.

    Pressed the POWER ON button
    I was about to press the START switch, but the power light come on straight away and I could hear the Auger started and fan started too.
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    The Auger now continually runs and seems like the BURN RATE isn't working but the BLOWER adjuster is.

    I wanted to see if the system works, so I add some pellets into the Hooper and which pellets started to feed into the burn pot perfectly, but continually, quickly filling up the burn pot to the point where it was full with-in few minutes, so I didn't try to light the pellets.

    I am thinking that when the auger burnt out, it impacted something else electrical as well.

    I found the electrical components inside (see pictures below)
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    I believe there is a second one of these on the other side of the stove.
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    I looked at all the wiring and don't see anything burnt out or exposed wiring.

    Appreciate any help in what I can next to troubleshoot the issue, as I now don't have a working Pellet stove :(

    thanks Simon

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  2. Mr. Spock

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  3. Si-lopips400

    Si-lopips400 New Member

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    Thank you for the guide, will read this fully tomorrow morning. I would presume those timers control the auger motor rate, hopefully the guide can help me test them.
  4. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    No problem. Good luck and keep us posted!
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    Good ole fashioned analog stove, LOVE IT!

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