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Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by connell613, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. connell613

    connell613 New Member

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    hello,

    Can anyone identify the insert below? We moved in about 18 months ago and there was no documentation about it. unfortuntaly the blower motor has died and i'd like to know what I need to replace it. Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks

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  2. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow, a tough one since so many were similar.

    I'd have to just make some wild guesses - but that would not really do much good toward the blower motor since that is a generic part.

    The blower motors are never made by the stove makes - but usually sourced from well known motor manufacturers. You should be able to find some markings or codes on the motor itself which help ID it.

    I usually find such old parts at Grainger or similar wholesale supply houses. Many manufacturers used to actually buy their motors there.
    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/static/int_canada.html

    If I really had to guess at the maker I'd say Century (made by the old CFM company in Canada and now VC) or possibly Elmira. But, as I said, that should not matter.
  3. connell613

    connell613 New Member

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    yeah, i figure i'm now at the industrial supply phase. i pulled the surround off and looked atround the back and there were precisely ZERO making of any kind....and quite the poopy install. one corner is sitting on a beer cap!!! methinks it was a DIY job ;)

    it's gonna hafta get replaced eventually anyways but to do so now because of a blower motor would be dumb. we'll see.....
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Pull out the blower motor and take some good pics of it, especially if there is an id plate on it. There are several sources to replace them and some motor shops can rebuild them too. Often it just means new bearings.

    And just for yucks, clean it out very well and look for oil ports on the two ends of the armature shafts. Put in about 10-15 drops of 3n1 oil in each oil port. Spin the motor a bit, then try it out. Also make sure the motor is getting voltage. It could just be a bad switch or thermostatic disk is the problem.

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