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P23i Auger Jam Help!

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Ddubs77, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Ddubs77

    Ddubs77 Member

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    I came back inside from hanging up the christmas lights only to see that the stove went out. So I inspect and find that the auger is jammed. I then took a flashlight and a mirror and coat hanger hoping to clear the blockage at the shoot. No luck. All clear Its jammed somewhere else. My question is how do I get to the auger blockage? I have never took it apart so I dont know what I'm dealing with, but I want to attempt to clear it myself . Any suggestions? I emptied the hopper and I can get my hand down in and feel the auger and there are loose pellets at the feed...nothing feels jammed. When I push the manual feed the auger tries to turn, but can't. This sucks. I have been burning oil for two days while the beast is down. If anybody is familiar with the Breckwell P23i and can give me some tips I'd be greatfull. I read a post here about the auger jam being an easy fix on the p23i, but I couldnt follow what the original poster described. Thanks

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  2. djs_net

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    I have a different model Breckwell, but they have all the owners manuals on their website, here's the P23: http://breckwell.com/Manuals/P23_Manual.pdf


    From the manual:

  3. Ddubs77

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    I just realized that section in the manual thanks. I tried to tinker with it to no avail. Not the most thorough directions. I tried removing the auger motor but got as far as removing the battery looking thing that bolts up to the auger plate, put it back together and now the auger does not even make a sound when I push the manual feed. Before it made a clunk sound as it tried to turn. I can't remove the Damn auger motor. I don't have a clip that holds it in place on my model...its more like a small set screw that's impossible to remove. It's a pain. Can anybody recommend a company that can service my stove in my area( CT?) I plan on calling a few local places in the am. I don't want to, but I can't find a YouTube video, photos or detailed directions of what I need to do
  4. Ddubs77

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    I removed the motor, and freed the jam. A big nail. Thanks green team....now I reinstalled everything only to find that the auger isn't turning. Something is up with the motor. The power source that mounts to the auger motor plate is buzzing when I hit the manual feed, but the auger isn't engaging. The part that looks like a drill bit isn't engaging any gearing, thus not turning the auger. What am I missing here? When the gear that looks like a drill bit slides into the auger motor plate it spins freely. It's not catching. Any suggestions?
  5. SmokeyTheBear

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    Normally there is a collar or some sortt og coupling that joins the auger to the auger motors shaft. This has a screw of some kind or a cotter pin to secure that auger to the motor.

    If there is a screw it should be aligned so the end hits the flat part of the auger motor shaft.

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