Quadra Fire 1000 little problem..

theswine Posted By theswine, Mar 23, 2013 at 11:24 AM

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  1. tjnamtiw

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    Hi Snowy,
    He is saying that when he unplugs the stove and then plugs it back in, nothing turns on. If he then turns the thermostat up, the fans will start to run, it drops pellets and then the fans ALL shut off. Not good. !!!
     
  2. Murph

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    Have you jumped the pressure switch?
     
  3. Jack Morrissey

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    My guess- the control box.
     
  4. theswine

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    I haven't ?

    Not sure where that is ?
     
  5. Murph

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    Looking at the manual for the 1000 looks like it is on the back wall on the right side facing the stove and is called a vacuum switch. Jumping this will tell if there is a problem with internal pressure or airflow somewhere in the system or may even indicate a problem with the switch itself.
     
  6. theswine

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    Thanks Murph! I will try and update!!
     
  7. theswine

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    Anyone know how to test a control box?

    I am worried I will buy this and not solve my problem ?
     
  9. tjnamtiw

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    Sorry. I can't help you there but I can bump this back up to the top. :)
     
  10. theswine

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    Thanks.

    I unplug it and then plug it back in and no fans turn on anymore.. ? but if I turn the stat on, they turn on.. ?
     
  11. theswine

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    RESOLVED!!!

    So, I finally bit the bullet and paid for a new control box. $350

    I just installed it and everything is back to normal!!!!

    Thanks for the input and advice on this.
     
  12. tjnamtiw

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    Glad you got it running. Last year there was someone on here willing to test and repair the boxes. You might want to spend some time in SEARCH to find him and see if he would do it. Then you'd have a spare. Or maybe someone would take the old one and attempt to fix it for THEIR spare. In NO case do you want to just throw it away. If I had that stove, I'd take it off your hands and try to fix it.
    If anyone has a clear box for a Castile or Sante Fe that they don't want, I'd gladly pay the shipping costs!
     
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