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    Powersmith Ash Vac

    I cleaned the internal filters in mine. Never knew about them. Vac runs much cooler now. Thanks Don2222.
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    Quest issue

    You want lowest ash, highest BTU softwood for testing. I just noticed that you have a second Whit. Do you burn the same pellets in it without an issue?
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    Quest issue

    Usually it's the pellets. Most often hardwood pellets. Play with the damper setting. My Quest has a great fire with the damper almost closed. Does yours need to be wide open? If so, then maybe there is a blockage or exhaust motor issue. Go grab one expensive bag of pellets for testing...
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    What Pellet Pellet Stove Ash Vacuum do you have and what do you like about it?

    I would plan that the ID of my particular PS canister is about 11 9/16 (29.36 cm). But this measurement is probably variable like the width of the lip on the canister. Not an exact science. So, short answer is I don't know. The seal sits on the lip and it is rubber so it might compress that...
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    What Pellet Pellet Stove Ash Vacuum do you have and what do you like about it?

    Here you go Stovensen. This includes the lip on the left side. The lip varies from 0.17 to 0.25 inch. Here is the filter bottoms-up on the canister. You can see the seal that mates with the lip. Here is the filter in place. When I took the photos, I emptied the canister and...
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    What Pellet Pellet Stove Ash Vacuum do you have and what do you like about it?

    You might make good use of the Powersmith. I think I paid $70 US for mine.
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    What Pellet Pellet Stove Ash Vacuum do you have and what do you like about it?

    Some history. When I first got the Powersmith, I would empty the canister and clean the filter every time I emptied the ash pot. Maybe 8 times per season. I would have maybe 1/2 inch or so in the canister. Then I read somewhere(perhaps here) of someone who never emptied the ash drawer but...
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    What Pellet Pellet Stove Ash Vacuum do you have and what do you like about it?

    I run my same Powersmith for 4-5 minutes most every day. I have cleaned the filter once this year. Should I be worried?
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    Whitfield died?

    This. I may not actually try to perform rocket surgery, but I enjoy reading about it:)
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    Igniter life?

    Last time mine went out, I developed great skill in lighting the stove with hand sanitizer. No issue for me while I wait for the part.
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    Whitfield Quest WP4 convection blower

    Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to replace the intermittently noisy bearing in the Hammond. :eek: How often do you change the oil filter in that thing?
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    Clinker build up

    For me, it always ends up being the pellets.
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    Igniter life?

    3 igniters in 20 years. Probably due soon.
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    Whitfield Quest WP4 convection blower

    Sorry for the confusion. In Bug's thread, I described oiling my troubled combustion motor with Mobil 1 some years ago. That extended its life for 5-6 years. For this convection motor I used the Anderol 465 that I got to oil the replacement (2nd) combustion motor. The second replacement (3rd...
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    Whitfield Quest WP4 convection blower

    Update: When the convection blower started making noise, I added a drop of oil in each oil port. On one port, the bearing stopped making noise. After a day or so, the noise came back, so I ordered up another blower as backup. Then I tried the oil treatment again. Same thing. Tried a third...
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    Whitfield died?

    I had the same issue with my combustion fan some years ago. It would squeak and stick on power up. I could get it to start by spinning the motor cooling fan on the motor side of the firebox. But it would stick again the next day. Not having the turbine oil that Fasco requires, I gave the...
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    Whitfield Quest WP4 convection blower

    Ha. The new blower fan is a slightly different design. Perhaps this compensates for the different motor speeds to keep the airflow the same. Let you know.
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    Whitfield Quest WP4 convection blower

    Yes. I thought that this motor was as close to the OEM as I could get, because the brand was the same and it was sold as a replacement.. Other brands are questionable. I can always run at low speed, which is what I do anyway. That current is under the original max. My main concern is...
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    Whitfield Quest WP4 convection blower

    Sysko: Yes the control board is my worry. Bob: It's not an airflow issue, but a replacement issue. If I could get the exact replacement, that would be the best But, it's a 20 yo part. .
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    Whitfield Quest WP4 convection blower

    What is the opinion of the forum? Should I replace this: With this: I'm curious about the current and speed. Thanks gang.
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    Whitfield died?

    This was a motor year for me. I replaced the combustion motor in the fall. It would take minutes(3) to spin up and trip the vacuum switch. The motor was only two years old, the original had lasted 18 . I should have expected it as I had gone with the inexpensive sleeve-bearing motor. The...
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    Whitfield died?

    I've used a a piece of velcro stick on (either side) in these situations.
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    Whitfield died?

    When you get to testing the fused motors in the stove, you can bypass the POF low-limit switch TEMPORARILY and run the motors as long as you want.
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    Whitfield Quest WP4 auger

    I can't mount it. Too tight. I would damage or destroy the bearing.
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    Whitfield Quest WP4 auger

    I can't mount the bearing on the auger shaft. Too tight. It would damage or destroy the bearing.
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    Whitfield Quest WP4 auger

    Mine has a chart for metric and Whitworth(UK). Similar measurements here are called US Standard. I don't know the difference if any. Speaking of measurements. I think the measurements of the auger vs bearing I showed above are 0.0040 different. That is 1/128 inch or 0.10 mm. I had to think...
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    Whitfield died?

    Possibly you got super glue on the contacts?
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    Smoked whitfield control board!

    Following Stovensen's recommendations in the forum, I bought a TrippLite Isobar also. It's a great product. I had been running on a generic model forever.