pellet stove Tempature limit switch help

hearthtools Posted By hearthtools, Jan 5, 2008 at 6:52 PM

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  1. hearthtools

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    A tip on how to find out if it is a Normally closed (N/C) switch or a Normally open switch(N/O) IF YOU CAN READ THE #’s on the switch.

    The first thing you need to do is READ THE OWNERS MANUAL
    If you dont have one most manufactures have them available on their website.

    MOST BRAND there will be a F in front of the Temperature rating on most N/O Fan limit switches
    (waits for the switch to heat up to a set temperature before it gives power to the component)
    Also called a Low limit switch.

    F120-10 switch works like this
    the contacts will close at 120 deg. allowing power to flow threw the switch.
    the 10 after the 120 is after a 10 deg cool down the switch will OPEN and NOT alow power to flow threw the switch at 110 deg.
    http://www.hearthtools.com/parts/100-00231.jpg
    Most manufactures have updated to a ceramic switch like
    http://www.hearthtools.com/parts/lowlimit.jpg


    MOST BRAND there will be a L in front of the Temperature rating on most N/C Fan limit switches
    (waits for the switch to heat up to a set temperature before it CUTS power to the componentS)
    Also called a High limit switch.

    L200-40 switch works like this
    the contacts will OPEN at 200 deg. NOT allowing power to flow threw the switch.
    the 40 after the 200 is after a 40 deg cool down the switch will CLOSE and ALLOW power to flow threw the switch at 160 deg.
    This kind of switch is called a HIGH limit switch and most times is a safety for if a stove over heats. it will shut down the Component(S) connected to it.
    http://www.hearthtools.com/parts/100-00233.jpg

    Some manufactures are now using a Manual Reset Type switch for the high limit (stove over heat). when the switch over heats the stove will not work until the Button on the switch is Pushed in and reset.
    this is a pain but I see why they do it. the switch tripped for a reason and they dont want a bone head user keep on using the if there is a problem with the stove.
     
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    Feel free to add you Electrical tip here on your brand of stove or a solution to a problem you had that I have not answered

    Please only add tips and help not questions.
    My idea for this type of page is for quick answers so searchers dont have to weed through a bunch of crap to find help.
     
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    [I have a Breckwell P-28FS 1996. the convection fan has 2 settings, high and low. The low setting works fine but when you switch to the high setting, it stays on low. What do I need to check ? The capacitor, air flow switch ? Any help you can give. Also I am being told that the circuit board con be adjusted to increase the Auger flow. When I look at the board their are 3 adjustment screws. One by itself and 2 on another chip> I have tried to located a circuit board diagram to indentify these screws ,but I have had no luck
     
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