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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by bbfarm, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. bbfarm

    bbfarm Minister of Fire

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    Just wondering if anyone else has this problem.

    The little paddle that moves back & forth in the bottom of the burnpot on the versa grate - sometimes we can't get it out to clean the burn pot and other times it pops right out for us.

    Is there some kind of trick?

    I don't want to force it.

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  2. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    It's easier to get out when the plate is moved to the rear away from the igniter. Lift on the away side then wiggle. The igniter tube likes to patch on to one edge of it
  3. MSmith66

    MSmith66 Feeling the Heat

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    The motor and cam move the grate rod, if the cam is all the way back, then you can remove with no problem. When the cam is to the front that is when the grate is below the igniter tube.
  4. bbfarm

    bbfarm Minister of Fire

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    Both of those answers make sense - thanks.

    So basically don't force it, and remove it when able for easier cleaning.
  5. krooser

    krooser Minister of Fire

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    You can cycle your stove on and off to move the grate to the right spot...
  6. bbfarm

    bbfarm Minister of Fire

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    no idea how to do that.
  7. bbfarm

    bbfarm Minister of Fire

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    aaaarrrrrrrggggggghhhhh!

    why can't I ever cut and paste an entire quote!
  8. heat seeker

    heat seeker Minister of Fire

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    When I shut my stove down for cleaning, I open the right hand door and watch the cam. When it's at the most rearward position, I hit the "off" button, and the VersaGrate stops there.

    Failing that, after the stove cools, I leave the door open and (try to) start the stove. The VG motor will run while the stove is checking for vacuum. The stove will then shut down with a #2 error. If the grate hasn't moved enough, repeat as necessary.

    When you're ready to really start the stove, just close the door and start normally. Works for me.
  9. heat seeker

    heat seeker Minister of Fire

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    Try highlighting the desired text, then release the mouse button. I then get a balloon that says "quote Me". I click it, and the text shows up in the reply box.

    I did just that and got the above ^.
  10. magsf11

    magsf11 Feeling the Heat

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    you can also turn the motor by hand,

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