Quadrafire 1200 wire issue

TboneMan Posted By TboneMan, Apr 15, 2008 at 1:56 PM

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  1. TboneMan

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    It is still pretty chilly here in the northeast so I run the stove from the time I get home until the next morning. Anyway, yesterday the stove fires up normally and I go about my business. About 1/2 hour or so later I walked into the living room and notice the smell of hot metal then I notice that heat is coming out of the stove but not being forced out (no convection fan).

    So I open the side door and jiggle the purple wires on snap disk #1 and I get sporadic fan operation.

    I shut the stove down and let it cool (the lid was almost too hot to touch).

    I cycle the stove on again and monitor snap disk #1 with a multimeter (checking for continuity). The snap disk "snaps" as expected when the stove warmed up and maintained a circuit.

    This leads me to think that the connector on the purple wire is bad.

    The stove was new this past fall (11/07), and ran fine all winter.

    Questions:

    Are bad wire connectors a normal problem with Quad 1200's?

    Can anyone think of a reason why I couldn't just clip the wires near the blade connectors and replace them?

    Should I just contact my dealer and let them take care of it (warranty)?
     
  2. BubbRubb

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    I can't comment on Quad 1200's suffering this problem. However, it does sound like a warranty issue. Why would you not let the dealer take care of it if it doesn't cost you anything?
     
  3. Shooter

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    I can only speak about my CB1200i......wire connections havent been an issue.

    It's an easy repair but if it's under warranty then you could/should call the nearest dealer.
     
  4. jtp10181

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    I have had to do this repair on two stoves. One was a CB1200i. I just disconnect power from the unit, cut both wire connectors off and replaced them with something of the same size. Fan starting working better and if I wiggled it, it would now stay on.

    It should be warranty and the dealer should come do the repair if you call and want them to do so.
     
  5. Shooter

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    Emphasis on the "disconnect power"! That is 110v going to that snap disc. Ask me how I know :)
     
  6. jtp10181

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    Yeah.... I never stick my hand inside the guts of a pellet unit without unplugging it. There are not many wires in there that don't have 110V in them.
     
  7. TboneMan

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    I notified my dealer and they are going to take a look at it.

    Thanks for the replies.
     
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