Harman P61A: Rut Roh!

richg Posted By richg, Jan 27, 2006 at 9:34 PM

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  1. richg

    Minister of Fire 2.

    Nov 20, 2005
    Folks, my P61A occaisonally makes a knock at the very end of the auger feed cycle. This started before I burned a few bags of corn, and it is getting more noticeable. Does not do it every time, but I'm wondering if there could be something lodged in there or if the motor is going. Any ideas? I keep this thing clean as a whistle, even while burning corn. Thanks.
  2. pelletheat

    New Member 2.

    Jan 11, 2006
    Sounds like the slide plate inside the feeder might be banging against the feeder. If there is longer pellets between the slide plate and the feeder body when the plate closes, the slide plate will break or cut the pellets. This will cause a metal to metal bang at the end of a feed cycle. You may want to inspect the pellets/corn (long pellets or small pieces of corn cobs mixed with corn).
    You can also pull the slide plate out of the feeder and try putting a sharpened edge on the end the plate that opens/closes, allowing it to cut any pellets/corn a little easier. Just make sure to put the plate back in the feeder the same way it comes out, bottom is solid plate, top as a half plate with a lip to push the pellets.
  3. HarryBack

    New Member 2.

    Dec 27, 2005
    Western Massachusetts
    and make sure the feeder arm plate is engaged into the slide plate as well!
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