new auger motor now low setting is way too hot

Hardy Posted By Hardy, Jan 8, 2019 at 3:04 PM

  1. Hardy

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    Hello All,

    I have an Enviro Empress Free Standing pellet stove. Two months ago my auger motor went bad and I replaced it with the same 1 rpm motor (in fact, replaced with same manufacture's part # motor).
    Before I replaced the motor I could have it set on lowest setting (#1) and could keep the house around 67-68 degrees when the outside temp is around 36-40 degrees.
    Now, after new auger motor installed, it can be 34 degrees outside and in my house is 80 degrees on the lowest setting (#1).
    I am flying through a bag of pellets now, empty within 9-11 hours, where before, on lowest setting, it would last me almost 20-24 hours.

    Have any of you had this issue before? How have you resolved it? Any tricks?

    Thanks for the help,
    Hardy
     
  2. heat seeker

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    Have you verified that the motor is indeed 1 RPM? (By actually observing and timing it?) It's also possible that the old motor was sluggish and not running up to speed.
     
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    Where did you get the motor. There are some venders selling with oem part numbers and the rpm’s are actually 1.4 not 1
     
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    I bought it from "Stove Parts 4 Less". They said it was a 1 rpm motor.
     
  5. Ssyko

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    They seam to be on the level they indicate oem and aftermarket. Ive never delt with them myself but they look lagit. I would verify it is only turning 1 time in 60sec. Take a sharpie and mark the shaft and a spot thats next to it and use a timer just to make sure
     
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    So I did this test and both times it was 90 seconds. That was on the lowest setting. Did I do it right?
     
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    90 seconds for 1 revolution? If the motor is a 1 rpm it should take 60 seconds
    /1 minute to go full circle 1 time. If the mark goes around and goes past the base mark about a 1/4 inch it would be a 1.4 rpm auger
     
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