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quadrafire 4100i blower problems

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by idahomousejockey, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. idahomousejockey

    idahomousejockey New Member

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    Now that I have fixed that latch/handle problems, another problem pops up. Just got back from two weeks on vacation. Fired up the insert last night. The blower seemed to work fine.

    This morning, 5 hours later, I wake up and decide to stoke the fire. The fan had been off for a while and insert cold... normal, since I burn lots pine. AFter it warms up, I can her the fan try but the blower is not running. I mess with the speed control and it only comes on at the fastest setting.

    After an hour or so, it seems to be working better but not at full power.

    Where should I start trouble shotting it?

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  2. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    Is it getting full electrical power?
    Maybe it's dirty? The fan could've sucked in something. I had it suck in an ember once and it blew out!
  3. idahomousejockey

    idahomousejockey New Member

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    I pulled the fan assembly out and verified it had nothing obstructing the fan. Do these things need regular maintenance?

    So if I put it to the highest fan setting, it seems to work fine. Any other position it, runs at one slow speed. Perhaps its the potentiometer/TRIAC thing. Anyone have a wiring diagram?

    Jeff
  4. idahomousejockey

    idahomousejockey New Member

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    spent an hour searching on sunday, but on my first attempt today, I found this thread:
    http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/24245/

    I'll post an update when I get resolution
    Jeff
  5. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    This sounds like the motor speed controller and not the fan motor.

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