Fan ... Thelin parlour 3000

jamesnoojin@gmail. com Posted By jamesnoojin@gmail. com, Dec 30, 2013 at 4:37 PM

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Fan is barely running on low... Where is best place to get one or can I fix it

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  1. Jethro Wood

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    I purchased the
    110556 EF Fan Motor 12VDC, All units, Exmek at a cost of $133 plus $22 in shipping from:

    http://sierraproductsinc.net/parts-pellet-stoves.php

    The motor arrived well packaged in a few days via FedEx despite the storms in play.

    It appears correct replacement for the Thelin fan motor and I was told by Sierra products that it is a replacement. It appears heavier and larger in body diameter than the Pittman motor and the overall external construction appears better than the Pittman. The bearing shields on both ends are visible enough to see the bearings are: Singapore NMB 608Z.

    Sierra Products sells brushes for the Exmek motor for $18 a pair on the same link above. Brushes seem to be replaced the same/similar as the Pittman and the bearings and access to the motor for the repairs performed on the Pittman I documented in a prior post linked above appear possible. I don't plan to rebuild this motor until it wears out and then will document here at hearth.com.

    Best,
    Jethro Thelin Pittman and Exmek Fan Motors 1.jpg Thelin Pittman and Exmek Fan Motors 2.jpg
     
  2. Jethro Wood

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    I installed the new Exmek motor as described below. Attached are some pictures of the remove and install. Procedure is covered elsewhere but I find the best things I've learned doing this about 5 or 6 times is use a wood chisel to separate the stove pipe flange from the stove exhaust flange. The silicon can be quite strong and baked here. Grab the far edge of the fan mounting plate that points straight down when the stove is vertical with some vice grips and give some tugs to separate the silicon that seals the fan plate to the stove body. The Exmek motor has the plus and minus (red and black) reversed from the location of the Pittman motor in my example. I marked the motor in large letters with Black and Red so I wouldn't mix this up. Being DC I expect that if you reverse the polarity it will blow smoke in the house instead of out the vent, and you might not know it until you get the stove all set back. Total job took 4 to 5 hours for me working alone and slowly. 0108171309.jpg 0108171239.jpg 0108171236.jpg 0108171227.jpg 0108171225b.jpg 0108171222.jpg 0108171215a.jpg The new Exmek motor is running quiet and strong on day two now and all seems to be working great. Attached are some pictures for the visual learners on the fan replacement.
     
  3. Lake Girl

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    Jethro, thanks for the update on the replacement motors ... hopefully save other Thelin owners grief and extra $$$! The photos of the repair, along with the caution of the wiring difference, is especially appreciated. I know I can read well but like that extra assurance that the photos provide that I'm on the right path...
     
  4. ElDoCo

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    Last year on Christmas Eve my fan motor failed. It was a fiasco getting new brushes and I too ordered a whole motor assembly from Sierra Products. I ended up replacing the brushes for the third time in the old Pittman motor and just this week needed to switch to the new motor I bought a year ago. It's the ExMek as well and it will run strong for about 4-5 hours before it slows itself down to barely running speeds. If I turn the stove off and let it cool down, the fan is again fine for a few hours and then the fan drops speed again.
     
  5. Lake Girl

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    Not real familiar with the control set-up on the Thelins. After a period of service, many stoves wear a spot in some of the components that control fan speed, etc. Thinking potentiometers in Harmans. What else would cause a drop in line voltage over time as that's what it sounds like you are experiencing.

    Keep us posted.
     
  6. hockeypuck

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    The Pittman motor was designed to operate in high temps. Sounds like the replacement may fit in size but not the application.

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  7. Lake Girl

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    Interesting that the newer owners of Thelin (Sierra Products) are now supplying ExMek motors... wonder why?
     
  8. Jethro Wood

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    Giving an update on the ExMek Motor I installed in January. It has run nearly every day since install until this report on 3APR17. It has been flawless. It remains quiet and now after burning a couple of tons of pellets I'm happy with it. The proof will be if it lasts a second season or beyond. I usually only got at most 2 winters out of the Pittman motors before the bearings were shot. I can recommend this new motor to last at least one season. I will updated next winter if things change or there is any new development. Thankfully spring is here in the Sierra and my pellet burning is nearly over. Nearly 3 tons burned this winter.
     
  9. Lake Girl

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    Thanks for coming back with the update and keep us posted on the motor's longevity;) Wishing you a long service life!
     
  10. ebengel

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    i am on the 3rd season with the Exmek fan motor in my Thelin and it has never given me any problems. I have rebuilt my Pittman motor and have it ready should I ever need it.
     
  11. Juniah12

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    Hi I am new to this forum but it seems like I came to the right place. I just switched from a Harman pellet stove to a Thelin parlour 3000 and I am already having problems with it. I went to their website and their prices are outrageous. So I am looking for alternatives. The fan doesnt seem to be working at all and I'm reading all through this thread and I like the idea of getting an alternative, hopefully better, fan motor. Does anyone have the link to the motor Jethro got?
     
  12. bob bare

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    Should have kept the Harman.That being said,I do believe the exmex is just Thelins new supplier.Don would know,wil find link--
     
  13. Bioburner

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    Pretty sure do cost: (
     
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  14. Juniah12

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    So I have found the exmek motor on exmek website I want to purchase but it is a chinese company and it shows on the website. Not entirely sure on how to place the order. I went to thelinco.com to order the fan motor gasket and they want to charge $12 for the gasket and $19 for shipping for $31 hahahaha. Not pleased with Thelin so far. I have replaced the brushes in the motor and it still comes off and on so my next step will be to replace the whole motor with the exmek (if i can navigate their site)
     
  15. Ssyko

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  16. bob bare

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    Not sure,but I think exmex is an Mexican company.Don, in one of the links I posted,would know,and probably would give you advise over the phone.
     

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