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replacing auger motor on enviro empress

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by mnoack, Oct 29, 2008.

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  1. mnoack

    mnoack New Member

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    I've seen a few threads here from folks who've replaced the auger motor on the enviro empress. Could someone walk me through it. It looks as though there is simply a collar with a locking screw on the shaft, but loosening the screw has little effect. There is also a framework with some padding to keep the motor from making too much noise. This is attached through the hopper with 4 screws. The motor is not visibly attached to this, but I am thinking that there may be a second collar & that I need to remove this entire assembly? On the other hand, I don't want to accidentally pull out the auger so I'd like to know what I'm doing before I begin!

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  2. hearthtools

    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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    All you would need to do is loosen the set screw or bolt that holds the auger motor shaft into the auger
    You will need to be forceful to pull it out of the hole.

    Is this a free stand or insert?
  3. imacman

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    Most of the augers on pellet stoves are attached the same way...with the collar and set screw. The shaft on the auger has a hole drilled part way through, and the set screw is tightened into this hole, so you may have to take the set screw farther out to get the auger off.
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    It's a free stand. So basically, I just need to pull harder?
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    I have the set screw all the way off, the collar spins freely & the auger motor won't budge. Any idea on how to best coax it out?
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    flat bar pry bar
    work it out on both sides
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    Thenk you, Rod for your help on this. It's great to know what to expect when one approaches a new project of this kind. The new auger motor is in & the stove is back to normal!

    I have a corner install & I had to pull the stove out, which I was hoping to avoid, in order to get enough force on the motor to remove it, but once it was out, the pry bar worked in no time. This turned out to be a good thing & quite instructive, as I discovered I could easily remove the auger for inspection from there (it looks great & was not jammed), & in removing the stove I was able to satisfy myself with the knowledge that the pipe was clean & the auger motor was clean where the stove joins to the pipe. I was able to find a new fiber gasket at a local store here, before I put it all back together, but it occurs to me that it would be handy to have a couple spares on hand for the times when a major cleaning is in order. Is this gasket something I can buy from Heathtools.com, & if so, would you happen to have a part #.
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