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Quad~Castille Whistling Dixie

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by MainePellethead, Feb 2, 2008.

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  1. MainePellethead

    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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    Hey kids...

    Just a question. For a few days now my Castille has developed(only on low setting as far as I can tell) a slight whistle, sounds worse at night with sound carrying(and the thirty dogs hanging out outside lol). Its not ground halting screaching but like a low whistle. Sounds almost like someone blowing lightly into a coke bottle. So.....I cleaned off the exhaust fan(which wasnt dirty hardly at all) I traced the sound to what I thought was at the convection blower....cleaned that all up nice...wasnt to dirty but a lil dust on the blades. But....now I'm thinking....hmm....when I'm listening and following the direction of the whistling....sounds like the whistling "may" be coming from one of the airflow holes in the burn pot....maybe something in one of the holes causing a slight whistle maybe? Havent checked that yet......any ideas?

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  2. jtp10181

    jtp10181 Minister of Fire

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    Usually they whistle when there is an air leak someplace. Make sure the ash dump is not sagging too much and closing fully.
  3. MainePellethead

    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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    Thanks JT......I was thinking air somewhere when I was thinking the holes in the burnpot.....thanks on the ashdump! That makes sense.....I'll check it....
  4. mgambuzza

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    My Castile will do it at startup initially, but usually dies down once it gets to temperature.
  5. MainePellethead

    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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    Ok....one thing I noticed. I am very up on cleaning my burnpot etc daily. Today I didnt get to it....and I notice tonight...I hear no light whistling at all. Hmm. (The light whistling usually only happens on low)....
  6. shawnjhawn

    shawnjhawn New Member

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    my castile does the train whistle thing sometimes during start up. subsides after a few minutes. I do get a grumbling sound like an F-15 taking off when the pot needs emptied. Make sure all the holes are not obstructed in the pot.



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  7. MainePellethead

    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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