Auger Motor Test Question

Hardy Posted By Hardy, Jan 12, 2019 at 5:28 PM

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  1. Hardy

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    My new auger motor (1 rpm) is heating me out on level 1.

    I have an enviro empress fs and I just tested it for heat levels 1-5 in...here's what I came up with.

    Below is the amount of seconds in between auger turning on...

    Heat Level 1 - 8.16 seconds
    Heat Level 2 - 5.16 seconds
    Heat Level 3 - 3.16 seconds
    Heat Level 4 - 2.10 seconds
    Heat Level 5 - 1.15 seconds

    Does this sound normal?
    Anyone else done this test?

    This new auger is flying through the pellets unlike my last motor. It's also heating our house so hot that I have to keep turning it off and on. Getting pretty annoying.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Hardy
     
  2. rona

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    Sounds like you got the wrong rpm motor
     
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  3. bob bare

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    You should list auger on and off times,if you would like someone to preform a test on their stove.Have to have both for a valid test.I think you tested your new motor,but,to clarify,if your stove has a test position,how long for 1 revolution of the motor shaft,if you do not have a test format,wire it directly to house current,and measure 1 revolution.
     
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    Johneh, Appreciate the manual. Helped a ton. I'm dead nuts on the #1 heat level. Level's 2-5 seam to be a little off.

    Sounds like I need to do an RPM test tomorrow.

    So different from my last auger motor. I could last around 15 hours with one bag of pellets. Now it's around 10hrs.
     
  6. Hardy

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    Okay just retested. Here's my results (tested each heat level 3 times and took the average)...

    Heat Level--------Auger on to on seconds----------should be (in seconds per manual)
    #1---------------------------10.5------------------------------11.5
    #2----------------------------7.4 -------------------------------9.06
    #3----------------------------5.3--------------------------------7.07
    #4----------------------------4.37------------------------------5.09
    #5----------------------------3.35------------------------------4.07

    Looks like I could have an RPM issue. Will check that tomorrow.
     
  7. Hardy

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    Okay I ran the test 3 times...

    1st - 53 seconds
    2nd - 53.50 seconds
    3rd - 53.36 seconds.

    What should that tell me? That I have a 1 RPM motor or it's a little faster than 1 RPM and it's not a true 1 rpm????
     
  8. bob bare

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    Yep,faster than 1 rpm.
     
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    1.4 RPM
     
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  10. bob bare

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    1.4? Maybe 1.14? Math is not my strong suit.
     
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    i'm only going by most of the ones i see out on the the web. im not the math teacher either brotha. :cool:
     
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  12. bob bare

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    You might have to upgrade your control panel.Or,put it on a room thermostat and let it start and stop itself.
     
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  13. Hardy

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    Upgrade meaning replace the old control box with a new one (same part #)????

    I’ve pretty much have read and heard that auto on and off is not the best way to run a pellet stove (though I have thought about it for sure). Have you ever ran a pellet stove on auto/thermostat for an extended period of time???
     
  14. bob bare

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    I did not know if you had the latest board.Yes my Harman runs on a thermostat.
     
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