King pellet stove auger motor wont shut off

  • Active since 1995, Hearth.com is THE place on the internet for free information and advice about wood stoves, pellet stoves and other energy saving equipment.

    We strive to provide opinions, articles, discussions and history related to Hearth Products and in a more general sense, energy issues.

    We promote the EFFICIENT, RESPONSIBLE, CLEAN and SAFE use of all fuels, whether renewable or fossil.

Militarybrat1991

New Member
May 9, 2021
1
Michigan
Our auger motor won't shut off even after it's been powered down. The motor still runs. We either have to unplug it after the pellet stove is shut down properly or open the hopper lid to use the safety switch.
We are lost as to why. It ran fine since we bought it in January.
Help please?
 

heat seeker

Minister of Fire
Feb 25, 2011
3,207
Northern CT
How does the stove shut down properly if the auger motor doesn't stop? Am I missing something?
The auger motor running out of control sounds like a shorted triac on the control board, but that would keep feeding pellets and the stove wouldn't shut down.