Auger maintenance

BackDoc

New Member
Jan 5, 2018
54
Maryland
I have an Englander with the dual auger system. I bought it used for $500 and cleaned it up and tinkered with it and ended up with a pretty good stove. No issues at the moment. Last week I heard what sounded like a mild groan. I shut the stove down and greased both augers with a grease gun. Silence. Seems kind of soon to need lubed. How often do you guys grease your auger fittings?
 

Eeps24

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Sep 5, 2010
148
CT
I have an Englander with the dual auger system. I bought it used for $500 and cleaned it up and tinkered with it and ended up with a pretty good stove. No issues at the moment. Last week I heard what sounded like a mild groan. I shut the stove down and greased both augers with a grease gun. Silence. Seems kind of soon to need lubed. How often do you guys grease your auger fittings?
i never knew I had to. interesting question, would like to see what others say.
 

Ssyko

Minister of Fire
Nov 6, 2017
2,230
Lorraine NY
I usually do them when i do my spring cleaning. But i also tear the stove down completely. Clean, repaint if needed, oil the motors, check end play on my auger motors. Reassemble and on to the list the warden has made.
 

MSmith66

Feeling the Heat
Feb 5, 2008
435
Central NY
Some of the auger motors have a small hole on the out side of the bearing cover, top, that should have a few drops of oil added to it once a year.
 
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bill3rail

Minister of Fire
Jan 12, 2012
748
LI, NY
Seems kind of soon to need lubed. How often do you guys grease your auger fittings?
Not as often as I should! You can't really over grease the bearings, it will just leave a greasy mess on the bottom of the stove!


Thank you for the reminder, going to get my grease gun from the garage now.

Bill
 
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Eeps24

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Sep 5, 2010
148
CT
1. what type of grease do you guys use? I have a spray can of lithium grease, is that ok to use?
2. How do I grease my auger fittings? Do I just pull the stove out, will I be able to do it from the back?
 

BackDoc

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Jan 5, 2018
54
Maryland
It depends on the brand and model of your stove. My Englander is accessible from the rear. You should be able to see the grease fittings. I use general purpose grease. You need a grease gun. The motor should have a weep hole, put a couple drops of 3 in 1 oil in them. YouTube has some good videos showing how to do it.