heat sensor on Osburn blower how to override

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firewatcher

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Nov 10, 2006
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New Jersey
I bought my Osburn 2200 Bay insert in August. However, lately it appears that my blower is not going on in a timely fashion, Right now it is at a stove top temp of 450F for over an hour and it is still not going on. As you know the blower really kicks th heat out. Can I override the sensor? Is it difficult to do? Can you walk me through it? Should I get a replacement from the manufacturer? Is it worth it?

Thanks guys.
 

MrGriz

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I think I have read about the same problem with the Osburn in another thread, can't remember which one. I have the same insert that I installed a little over a week ago. My fan does come on at a much lower stove top temp, I haven't paid attention to exactly when it comes on, but I would guess it's between 350 and 400 measured on the top right corner of the cook top.
 

ozarkjeep

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Nov 6, 2006
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UNplug the stove's electrical connection.

locate the sensor ( usually a metal disk, quarter sized) it will have 2 wires going to it.

simply connect the 2 wires, make a jumper, something safe ( this will be 120Volts AC when you plug the stove back in)

the sensor is simply a switch that closes the circuit when it gets near a preset temp.
wires together = closed switch.
 

KateC

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Oct 7, 2006
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Same thing happens to me if I leave it on a high setting----all I did was turn it off for a few minutes to 're-set' it and it was fine. Now I turn it down lower when I know the fire's going to burn down.
 

firewatcher

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Nov 10, 2006
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New Jersey
It usually goes on around 350 to 400F. However, lately it has been between 400 and 450F. Maybe, I will jump that wire like you said....
 

firewatcher

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Nov 10, 2006
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New Jersey
it never came on after 3 hours, I loaded it up with wood and went to work. However, I fired it up when I got home from work and when I lit the fire, the blower came on at around 375F.
 

wg_bent

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Nov 19, 2005
2,248
Poughkeepsie, NY
Sounds like it reset itself. Yes?

I don't have a stove top thermometer, but this morning just coals left, blower off. tossed 4 splits of oak and elm on..in 10 minutes of wide open air, blower kicked on. That was at 7:30...it's 9:00 now and blower still going.
 

Roospike

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Nov 19, 2005
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Warren said:
Sounds like it reset itself. Yes?

I don't have a stove top thermometer, but this morning just coals left, blower off. tossed 4 splits of oak and elm on..in 10 minutes of wide open air, blower kicked on. That was at 7:30...it's 9:00 now and blower still going.
Yeah , But Warren ........ your hot air is always blowing !

:lol: J/K buddy ;-)
 

MrGriz

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I don't think my blower ever turns itself off. The blower comes on just fine, but if I leave it on overnight, it's still blowing in the morning with just a small amount of coals in the bottom of the box and top temp 100 or lower.
 

wg_bent

Minister of Fire
Nov 19, 2005
2,248
Poughkeepsie, NY
Roospike said:
Warren said:
Sounds like it reset itself. Yes?

I don't have a stove top thermometer, but this morning just coals left, blower off. tossed 4 splits of oak and elm on..in 10 minutes of wide open air, blower kicked on. That was at 7:30...it's 9:00 now and blower still going.
Yeah , But Warren ........ your hot air is always blowing !

:lol: J/K buddy ;-)
:roll: hooo brother.. Why do I feel like I walked into that one?
 
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