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Vermont 0028 rattle

Post in 'Vermont Castings & CDW Dutchwest older Models' started by Yellbird, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Yellbird

    Yellbird New Member

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    Anyone have any idea how to stop rattle. I believe it's the left heat deflector and just started to rattle, not all the time but more and more. Seems to stop when I open the lid. Natural it started
    as soon as the weather got colder, at least around the Chicago area. Noticed is seemed kind of loose when replaced a couple of parts this summer.

    Thanks for any advice

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  2. defiant3

    defiant3 Feeling the Heat

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    More likely the 2ndary air flap, located behind a cover plate in the lower middle of the back of the stove. Tighten it bend it do whatever, but be SURE that it still moves freely!!

    Happy heating
  3. homebrewz

    homebrewz Minister of Fire

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    I agree with defiant3. Its almost definitely the secondary air intake shutter. I wouldn't bend it, but you might consider replacing the spring on which it operates. The temperature probe which extends into the refractory gets dirty sometimes. Just touch it up with a wire brush.
  4. Yellbird

    Yellbird New Member

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    I think your both correct, a short time ago the spring came off which I just put back on, I will look at it again. Thanks so much.

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