breckwell big e

peTerG Posted By peTerG, Oct 8, 2018 at 10:48 AM

  1. peTerG

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    Stove will not stay lit on any setting lower than max. The auger motor is spinning but the auger itself is not moving much, drops only enough to stay lit (thank god not cold here yet).
    Thanks for any help
     
  2. zrock

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    when is the last time you cleaned all the pellets out and vacuumed all the fines out of the auger? i find all the fines get built up on my big e and slows feed of pellets on my big e. i do mine once a month
     
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  3. peTerG

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    it is at my hunting shack got a really thorough cleaning after last season was probably in June. Ran last weekend and no problems, but this past weekend this happened.
     
  4. peTerG

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    I will get the hopper/auger area again really well this coming weekend. This has never happened before and have probably had the stove for 7-8 years. only other issue was replacing the igniter a couple years ago.
     
  5. zrock

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    surprising enough the auger does not move allot.. When i cleaned mine i pulled the cover off the auger inside the hopper. Also their is a setting for the low feed rates if you pull up a manual online. With the pellets i use i pull a cup or 2 of fines out of the hopper monthly..
     
  6. peTerG

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    thanks a lot. i usually get the hardwood style pellets at Menards for ease of hauling.
     
  7. zrock

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    Iv never tryed the hardwood in the big e... I read a few reviews that they would jamb up and break the auger

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  8. peTerG

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    have used those same kind of pellets the entire time as well.
     
  9. zrock

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    good to know maby ill try a bag or 2 of hardwood this year and see if its worth the additional expence
     
  10. Ssyko

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    Check the hairpin that connects the auger shaft to the auger motor. It may have sheared and is only catching enough to keep just enough pellets to stay burning.
     
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