Enviro Meridian

eaperry01

New Member
Oct 8, 2019
3
Massachusetts
My Enviro Meridian has been blowing what appears to be pellet dust/granules from the small gap between the back of the fire box and the front flange of the hopper. I did a complete yearly cleaning recommended in the manual. The granules are then blown by the heat exchanger tubes approx. 4 feet out from the stove. I live on an island which makes it a bit more difficult and expensive to arrange for a service call. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

stovelark

Minister of Fire
Oct 10, 2009
1,467
SE CT
Check the hopper body itself at the seams- dust could be getting through there too. If so, silicone will seal it. Could be worn auger bushings too as john above said. If they haven't been changed before, its time they be replaced.
 

eaperry01

New Member
Oct 8, 2019
3
Massachusetts
Check the hopper body itself at the seams- dust could be getting through there too. If so, silicone will seal it. Could be worn auger bushings too as john above said. If they haven't been changed before, its time they be replaced.
All the hopper seams appear to be in good order. There is a small pile of pellet dust below the auger in the back so the bushings being worn is likely the culprit. I had an Englander stove prior to this one as it was easy to work on. Is replacing the bushings a DIY job or definitely call a service tech? If it is DIY should I replace the bushings only or purchase the plate with the bushings already installed? I appreciate your help on this as I am learning a new (to me) stove. Thank you.
 

johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
2,326
Eastern Ontario
How handy are you
The bushing and plate are easy to replace.
It takes a little more skill to replace the bushing only
The first time I did one I did the bushing and plate
Then I bought a bushing and put it in the plate
Now I have a spare. If you do it your self
clean the auger end shaft with emery paper
 

stovelark

Minister of Fire
Oct 10, 2009
1,467
SE CT
I agree with John. If you're a mechanical guy, it's not hard to get done. Be patient, take pics if you need to.