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JØTUL C 450 KENNEBEC Blower Question

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by js0lari, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. js0lari

    js0lari New Member

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    I just bought a home that has a JØTUL C 450 KENNEBEC wood stove insert (double door version)

    I had it cleaned and I used it for the first time last night to make sure everything was in proper working order. Everything worked great except for the Blower. It was extremely loud - to the point where I shut it off. The Blower sounds like a very loud hair dryer max setting.

    Is this normal? Does anyone have experience with this model with the blower installed? I contacted the previous owner of the house and he said he never had any issues but it was running 24/7 so maybe he didnt notice anything louder. I am just trying to figure out if I should replace the blower, but I do not want to waste the money if this is normal operation.

    Thanks to anyone that can assist with this.

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  2. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Did this start AFTER you cleaned the blower? Those blowers make noise but shouldn't be THAT loud. Make sure it's seated correctly & there's nothing interfering with the vanes. It should be audible, but not overly so...
  3. stoveguy13

    stoveguy13 Minister of Fire

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    see if you can find a show room that has one, and have them turn it on for you before you buy one noise can be tricky from a perception stand point over the www.
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Is this on low or high speed? On low speed it should be quite reasonable.
  5. js0lari

    js0lari New Member

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    Low. I think it needs to be cleaned out. I removed the ashlip and it appears it has not been cleaned in awhile. How do I remove teh ashlip extension and the blower? I looked online and it looked like there was a few spring clips but no screws? I tugged on it but it didnt go anywhere.

    Does anyone have any insight on a easy way to remove the blower and/or ashlip extension
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    2stoveshome New Member

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