Classic Bay 1200

JGroUSMC

Member
Dec 1, 2015
33
Slatington, PA
I have no more ideas...... here is what’s happening:

Plug Classic Bay 1200 (blue lights flash and exhaust comes on)
Red light goes on (calls for pellets)
Pellets drop
FIRE
Then nothing....fire dies no more pellets drop.

I replaced the control board because the other one didn’t even flash leds.

I replaced the thermocouple and cover.

On the initial fire, the control board doesn’t turn green at all. I read a few places that it should turn green.

I appreciate any help. Thank you!
 

kappel15

Minister of Fire
Sep 14, 2014
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Iowa
The control box only turns on a green light when firepot tc senses 200*. At 600 it will turn red. Is the stove feeding enough on initial drop to get stove going? Try throwing a handful in pot before it calls for heat and see how it does. kap
 

JGroUSMC

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Dec 1, 2015
33
Slatington, PA
The control box only turns on a green light when firepot tc senses 200*. At 600 it will turn red. Is the stove feeding enough on initial drop to get stove going? Try throwing a handful in pot before it calls for heat and see how it does. kap
Nothing. It’s getting crazy hot in there. The flames were going up high. I could hear the stove creaking from the heat.


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kappel15

Minister of Fire
Sep 14, 2014
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Iowa
Shouldn't be that hot with just a handful and the initial drop. Evidently the drop tube tc is not reading heat. When things cool down make sure the tc is touching the inside end of the cover or it won't read right. Also make sure it is sticking in the pot 3/4 to one inch, to read temp correctly. If that don't work, time to check the firepot tc to see if it is good, even though it is new. All it takes is a continuity test. kap
 

JGroUSMC

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Dec 1, 2015
33
Slatington, PA
Shouldn't be that hot with just a handful and the initial drop. Evidently the drop tube tc is not reading heat. When things cool down make sure the tc is touching the inside end of the cover or it won't read right. Also make sure it is sticking in the pot 3/4 to one inch, to read temp correctly. If that don't work, time to check the firepot tc to see if it is good, even though it is new. All it takes is a continuity test. kap
It’s about that I think.

 

kappel15

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Sep 14, 2014
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Make sure it is touching the inside end of the cover. Remember it is hot. lol
 

JGroUSMC

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Dec 1, 2015
33
Slatington, PA
I pushed it in as far as it would go. Someone said on another forum to make sure the thermocouple line wasn’t kinked. I don’t think mine is.


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kappel15

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Sep 14, 2014
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You don't want to bend the line too much or it can crack the inside covering and cause issues.
 

kappel15

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Sep 14, 2014
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Iowa
Is this from you feeding it pellets?
 

JGroUSMC

Member
Dec 1, 2015
33
Slatington, PA
The conv fan just came on, but it still won’t feed pellets after its initial dump. I got it that high by putting in a hand full and hitting reset twice.


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kappel15

Minister of Fire
Sep 14, 2014
2,453
Iowa
Still boils down to firepot tc or control box, with no green or red light coming on
 

kappel15

Minister of Fire
Sep 14, 2014
2,453
Iowa
When fire has died down, unplug stove, pull control box and reseat it. Plug stove back in and see if it helps. Sometimes they don't seat properly. Just be sure to always unplug stove when removing or installing a control box, or you run the risk of toasting it. kap
 

kappel15

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Sep 14, 2014
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Iowa
And you still need to test firepot tc for continuity, to see if it is good
 

kappel15

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Sep 14, 2014
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Iowa
As long as screws are tight, should be good
 

kappel15

Minister of Fire
Sep 14, 2014
2,453
Iowa
And it's been a while since I worked on an older 1200 to tell you if that is the right way for the colored wires. They have harness's now they plug into and the wires are inside the junction box. kap