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oily substance underneath versa grate motor

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by kserr, Nov 23, 2008.

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  1. kserr

    kserr Member

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    I'm a new user of a St. Croix EXP.We took the side panel off the stove to view the versa grate motor and saw a little bit of oil or grease underneath the tiny little motor. It was moving and seems to be working fine but should I be concerned for future problems? All I can think of is when a car leaks oil its usually a seal.. :-/

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  2. mkmh

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    Pretty sure this part is "lubed" at the factory, so I would not be concerned about it. You may be seeing some "spill-over" from that.
    I hit mine every year with some anti-seize, as per the manual. Might want to make a point of checking it in a month or so, but I would not be worried about it.
  3. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Again, no worries here either. Mine too has a tiny oil spot under the motor.
    There are a few little things in there that get lubrication as mkmh said.
  4. kserr

    kserr Member

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    Thanks for the reassurance I'll keep my eye on it. Also does anyone have the customer service number for StCroix? I can't find it on the website or in my owners manual. Also do they speak English? Or am I patched over to India :coolgrin:
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    krooser Minister of Fire

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    Shut the door and enjoy the heat!
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