Thelin gnome auger motor?

Mdw1219 Posted By Mdw1219, Feb 1, 2013 at 6:37 PM

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  1. Mdw1219

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    Anyone know what rpm the auger motor is? The brushes are bad in mine started to fluctuate speed today, any idea where i can get a replacement or new brushes?, I see alot of them on amazon for great prices, but i dont know i they will fit. Any ideas opinions welcomed!!
     
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  3. Steve L

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    Did you get any feedback or ideas? My Gnome motor gets week and jambs by the end of the heating season. I'm looking for an alternate motor that might last longer but have not had any luck finding one. I'm also wondering if this motor can be serviced to bring it back to spec.
     
  4. imacman

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    Hopefully, Jay Takeman will look at this thread and chime in....he's real good at finding parts like motors for stoves.
     
  5. jtakeman

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    Merkle VF series. Looks like the 50 printed on the motor. Could be a 50 rpm? But I don't really know. These are very vague because there are so few stoves that use them.

    Lube it up(shaft ends) hook it to a 12 volt battery and see if you can get it to spin with no load. Post how many RPM's you get per minute. Otherwise without the RPM I'd go through Thelin.
     
  6. stillersnut

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    I owned a Gnome for years, and always just ordered parts from Thelin very reasonably priced. But that was when Jay Thelin owned the business, not sure of their customer service now, heard it sucks
     
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    The gearbox is probably fine(might need new lube?). Its usually the motor that kicks the bucket. Pretty sure the motors are the same, Its just the gearing thats different. IIRC the pinion is set screwed to the motor shaft and you need to split the case to change the motor(just FYI).
     
  9. Steve L

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    That does look like the right motor. For $44, it's worth a try. Thanks for the assist!
     
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