HI300 Insert blower bearing replacement

Hovik

New Member
Sep 29, 2018
3
Winchester, Mass
Hi all,
I have a Hampton HI300 wood insert. Not sure how old, but less than 10 years. Was here when I bought the house. The blower is louder than it should be which is annoying at night when folks are trying to sleep (not to mention when we're right next to it watching TV). I took the blower motor out and it appears to be a 3000rpm Jakel j238-150-15232. I cannot find any replacement parts or even a whole blower for it online, but I may not need one. I was thinking about just replacing the two ball (or needle roller) bearings on either side of the motor but it appears that the only way to get those off is to remove the plastic blower fans on each side from the shaft. There is no set screw or anything I can find. It almost looks like they were just pushed onto the shaft and is tight enough of a fit that they don't seem to want to come off, even with effort.

Just curious, has anyone with this stove had any luck replacing noisy bearings? If so, how'd you manage to get them out without breaking the blower fans? Or, if you bought a new blower, where'd you get it?

Thanks for the support. Great to have this community...

Hovik
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
19,516
central pa
Hi all,
I have a Hampton HI300 wood insert. Not sure how old, but less than 10 years. Was here when I bought the house. The blower is louder than it should be which is annoying at night when folks are trying to sleep (not to mention when we're right next to it watching TV). I took the blower motor out and it appears to be a 3000rpm Jakel j238-150-15232. I cannot find any replacement parts or even a whole blower for it online, but I may not need one. I was thinking about just replacing the two ball (or needle roller) bearings on either side of the motor but it appears that the only way to get those off is to remove the plastic blower fans on each side from the shaft. There is no set screw or anything I can find. It almost looks like they were just pushed onto the shaft and is tight enough of a fit that they don't seem to want to come off, even with effort.

Just curious, has anyone with this stove had any luck replacing noisy bearings? If so, how'd you manage to get them out without breaking the blower fans? Or, if you bought a new blower, where'd you get it?

Thanks for the support. Great to have this community...

Hovik
Contact a regency dealer. You can pull the fans off but not sure about the bearings though.
 

eujamfh

Member
Dec 5, 2009
199
va
I have replaced mine a couple times...dealer wants about $300 or more. First time was under warranty and they replaced the entire lower unit.

Happened again (loud fans) within a couple years and I searched for something else since it wasn't in warranty.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IGGBPY/?tag=hearthamazon-20

This one costs $100 and takes about 20 minutes to replace. Plug and play and easy to do.

I tried all sorts of repair to the old units including cleaning and oiling the unit - it is a wearable item. Save yourself the headache and buy the new fan unit and install...it will be good for a couple years.

We run that stove continuous for 4 months a year and they simply wear out.
 
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Hovik

New Member
Sep 29, 2018
3
Winchester, Mass
I have replaced mine a couple times...dealer wants about $300 or more. First time was under warranty and they replaced the entire lower unit.

Happened again (loud fans) within a couple years and I searched for something else since it wasn't in warranty.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IGGBPY/?tag=hearthamazon-20

This one costs $100 and takes about 20 minutes to replace. Plug and play and easy to do.

I tried all sorts of repair to the old units including cleaning and oiling the unit - it is a wearable item. Save yourself the headache and buy the new fan unit and install...it will be good for a couple years.

We run that stove continuous for 4 months a year and they simply wear out.
Thank you. This was helpful actually. I doubt I would've found it.

I did locate the manufacture date. Turns out it was built in 2006.

If anyone out there succeeded in getting the blower fan of to replace the bearings I'd be interested to know how, that way I can use the old one as a backup. Thanks.