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  1. PJPellet

    P68 distribution blower

    Maybe possibly bumped something loose when working on the distribution blower and wiring. I would check all of the wiring with a flashlight and maybe even disconnect and reconnect all of the connections just to re-seat everything. It could be just a coincidence that your auger isn't turning...
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    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    I have been leaning toward the possibility of an internal crack. I have replaced and tried everything that I and the good folks here at the forum can think of trying. The stove will be six years old in February of 2017. It has always had light to medium use as it heats my small house very...
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    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    Yep, I checked it at both high and low combustion speeds. I read that thread a few weeks ago and just read it again now. After all of the things that I have tried it makes more sense reading it now. It gave me a couple of new ideas. I think I may pull the crossover tube off again and try...
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    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    Thanks for the link. I have been thinking bout buying this one.
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    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    After experimenting with my manometer I have discovered very little difference between OAK/no OAK, and the different venting configurations. Granted, my manometer is cheap and I am currently looking for a better one to buy. The readings are exactly where they should be. My findings with the...
  6. PJPellet

    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    Last night I propped that little flapper open with a small magnet just to make sure it would stay open. No difference. My curiosity has me wondering what would happen if I just removed the flapper. Of course....if it improved things it would still be masking the real problem.
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    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    I always run the stove in room temp mode. The stove usually runs in the mid ranges. If there is ever a time when it runs in the low ranges for more than a few days I will crank it up for a couple of hours to burn off any possible build up.
  8. PJPellet

    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    The OAK fits snuggly without needing a clamp of any kind. Before this problem started I had wrapped a foil tape around it just to keep it airtight. The flapper isn't sticking and it lifts nicely when the stove is running. Thanks for the ideas. Keep 'em coming!
  9. PJPellet

    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    I checked the pressure back in this thread near the beginning. Both pressures were in the good range. But I think I am going to go back and play around with adding/removing OAK and venting and see what changes occur. Thanks.
  10. PJPellet

    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    No new building around me. Good thought though!
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    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    In the beginning I checked the venting. I even went back and re-checked later. All is clear and the pipe still looks great. Unfortunately I don't have a battery backup system. I wish I did. :) I have actually measured the voltage at the combustion blower with my DMM and it measures as...
  12. PJPellet

    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    Just for grins I left the OAK attached and removed the three foot vertical section of venting outside of my house. Now the pellet stove vents through a 45 degree piece then straight out through about 28 inches of horizontal pipe. No smoke with the three foot vertical rise removed from setup...
  13. PJPellet

    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    No, the smoke started just out of the blue last spring. I replaced the combustion blower because that's what I thought as well. My voltage screw is all the way for full voltage. I have a lot of spare parts on hand and I have swapped out many. lol With no luck. After the combustion blower...
  14. PJPellet

    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    Well it wasn't the auger assembly....still smoke in the hopper, I just checked and got a face full. :(
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    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    Hello, thanks for the ideas. My stove actually came with the more aggressive blade. The double paddle blade. It had the upgraded blower too when purchased new. We are thinking alike. I increased the OAK from the regular 2 3/8 inch up to 3 inch last week too. I thought it may help. It...
  16. PJPellet

    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    Combustion blower swapped out two weeks ago with known good one. It was my spare. About 24" OAK length, diameter 3 inch. Even with the OAK pipe disconnected from the OAK "wall" connection but still connected to stove affects the smoke/no smoke. What I mean is if I leave the OAK pipe...
  17. PJPellet

    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    I apologize. I have been busy with other things while still trying to sort this out. Still smoke in the hopper. Last week the stove stopped feeding pellets and I thought it was the auger motor but it turned out to be the auger and bearing piece. The bearing had gone bad after five years. I...
  18. PJPellet

    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    My new door gasket did not do anything to stop smoke in hopper with OAK attached. Fortunately the problem is very easy to repeat by connecting/disconnecting the OAK. Yesterday I went over everything again with a very close look at everything. Luckily I have many spare parts on hand for my...
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    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    I bought my supplies from Amazon. I only replaced the main door gasket because I replaced the ash pan door gasket in 2013 and it still looks very good. Also, I purchased the type of gasket recommended above AND the adhesive recommended above. The new one looks better than the old one.
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    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    Just an update. I replaced the door gasket today. After a few days I will report back if that fixes the problem. I have been running the stove without the OAK for a while now and it seems to be running about the same. Originally I thought there was a big difference but what had happened is...
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    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    After reading the above post I did some research. I do have the upgrades, which is good. On Wednesday I received the new door gasket but I haven't had a chance to change it yet because I have been using the stove. I am waiting for a warmer day. So far with the OAK disconnected there is no...
  22. PJPellet

    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    Thank you for your suggestions. I have checked the slide plate and all is well. I have also checked the OAK and everything is clear. You are right, something has changed for sure. I just can't figure it out. I appreciate your time sending me suggestions. I am open to trying and checking...
  23. PJPellet

    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    Just an update. I checked the draft of the pellet stove and everything is perfect. Both with OAK and without OAK. Unfortunately I get smoke in the hopper with OAK still. It ran fine for five years and then this pops up. My new gasket arrives tomorrow. Hope that helps. :confused:
  24. PJPellet

    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    Very interesting. Do you have any other information about this. My flap flutters and I have been thinking about this as a possible cause. Thanks for any info.
  25. PJPellet

    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    Hello. No the OAK has always been connected since installation. Removing the OAK however, fixed my problem. But I don't want to run the stove without the OAK.
  26. PJPellet

    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    My new gasket and sealant are supposed to arrive on Wednesday. This past weekend I tried a couple of things. One of them was to remove the OAK. When I removed the OAK the smoke in the hopper went away! I re-attached the OAK and smoke in the hopper again. Does this point to anything??? This...
  27. PJPellet

    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    Excellent. I have a couple of those wire brushes. I will try and get the graphite impregnated rope as well.
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    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    I should receive my "vacuum tester" on Monday and I will definitely check this too. I replaced the ash pan door gasket in 2013 but I have never replaced the door gasket. The gasket "tests" okay and the fire looks great. I will also order the door gasket material when I order the hopper gasket...
  29. PJPellet

    Harman P43 Smoke In Hopper

    Yes there is a hopper gasket. It looks good but It's cheap so I will order a new one. I think it is soot because when I wipe it with a towel it is brown, but I could be wrong. Thanks for your reply.