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Mt Vernon AE auger jam fix

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by BIGISLANDHIKERS, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. BIGISLANDHIKERS

    BIGISLANDHIKERS Feeling the Heat

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    I was getting a frequent auger jam error. It ended up being the optical switch. This switch straddles a round disk with holes and verifies that the auger is turning.
    The auger is held by a single screw. After unplugging the auger it was easy to remove.

    Make sure the switch is clean. Blowing out the dust bunnies may not be enough. My switch had a greasy black film on both sides that needed to be cleaned off. The switch is removed by removing the mount bracket held on by two screws.
    Also, check that the round disk is centered between the two sides of the switch. On mine, the mount that holds the switch was bent. I adjusted by hand.

    Been working for a week without error. Hope this helps someone.

    BIH

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  2. john193

    john193 Minister of Fire

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    Thanks for the post. How old is your stove? This is the second time I'm reading someone had to do this. Maybe a good yearly maintenance item.
  3. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    If I'm not mistaken BIH has a 2006. <>
  4. BIGISLANDHIKERS

    BIGISLANDHIKERS Feeling the Heat

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    You are correct it is a 2006. I just updated information. thx

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