Minister of Fire
- Oct 31, 2013
Awesome you got it going !! Vacuum switch with hose ? how is the condition of the hose ? Be aware that hose is heat resistant you can't use just any hose.. I believeOkay, I did that and the auger started working! So at this point I have ordered a new vacuum switch. The stove is disconnected and awaiting a new switch. I pray this works. I thank you all for helping me.
Awesome you got it going !! Vacuum switch with hose ? how is the condition of the hose ? Be aware that hose is heat resistant you can't use just any hose.. I believe
Also, if it were me , I'd fire it up and see if it keeps running, no other issues. IMO... others may th
I'd test run it as well to check for normal function while waiting for the new vacuum switch. Perhaps not run it while you're not around just to be careful.Awesome you got it going !! Vacuum switch with hose ? how is the condition of the hose ? Be aware that hose is heat resistant you can't use just any hose.. I believe
Also, if it were me , I'd fire it up and see if it keeps running, no other issues. IMO... others may think otherwise...
Alright, it wasn't doing anything after running for sometime. So I bypassed the vacuum switch again.....the auger would start turning and function normally for a bit....which it what it did prior when I bypassed it but at that point I unplugged the stove and assumed it was the switch. But I continued to let it run in bypass mode.....IT STOPPED, the auger stopped. ?!?!?I'd test run it as well to check for normal function while waiting for the new vacuum switch. Perhaps not run it while you're not around just to be careful.
MT Bob this stove uses a snap disc in the exhaust by the combustion motorThis is done by a thermocouple. It is in/above the burn pot.
Okay, well I let it do its thing. It finally dropped pellets into the burn pot. We got a small flame, it burned out. I reset it, we got a bigger flame, it dropped pellets by itself and I got super hopeful!! The flame looked normal and I thought the fan would kick on ....but no. It burned out. Sigh. My husband checked the thermocouple and it was fine, or at least he thought so.Lets start with basics, the start up procedure-
Plug stove in.
Turn stove on.
Combustion blower starts, sucks the vacuum switch closed. Which starts the igniter and the auger.
The auger only runs for a predetermined time, stove waits to "see" itself start. This is done by a thermocouple. It is in/above the burn pot. If it does not "see" a signal (heat from flames), stove goes into shut down mode. Has to complete before restarting can be tried.
Many issues are with the thermocouple, but the most prevalent is-
It MUST be inserted fully into the ceramic shield it goes inside of.If not, it will read low temperatures. Sometimes the tip goes bad, and sometimes it can be visually obvious.
Perhaps this will help.
Close, ps35.MT Bob this stove uses a snap disc in the exhaust by the combustion motor
If memory serves the stove is a Heatilator Eco PS50
Here is the manual
I have no idea how old the stove is. It came with the house we just bought back in November.Do you have any idea what year your stove is?
Same manual for the 35
open it and see page 26 Right top of the drawing shows the auger motor circuit
Do not just change parts test each part by jumping it and starting the stove make sure the door and hopper are closed before starting
I have seen all of the lights. The blue comes on like you said when it first starts. Mine blinks like 6 times if I'm not mistaken. Awhile ago I did see the green light, but just checked now and it is red. There is a healthy flame on medium setting with a slow feed rate. I keep it on a slow feed because when it over feeds I get a lazy flame. It will still on occasion get lazy but it corrects and goes back down within a few seconds.OK The thermocouple is what changes the stove from start mode to run mode. Your snap switches do other things. See this-
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See what lights are on and what they are doing. This is some built in diagnostics
I probably thought it was a ps50 when I started the thread. Checked the manual prior to ordering the first part and it is a 35.So I am confused,you had said it was a ps50, but now say it is a ps35? The reason I ask is if the control box is set wrong, it can overfeed pellets,and possibly not run right on all the heat settings.
I hear the noise, can't comment if it's unusual or something to be concerned about..Kay folks. It’s dying down. The auger motor is making a noise? The flame went from a beautiful flame, to this tiny baby flame that hardly goes above the fire box wall regardless of feed rate.
I am hearing this noise, never heard it prior to the new auger motor.
Hope I can upload a video.
Edited to add that it is not up to temp according to the thermostat in the other room, which is bizarre. Livingroom is reading 73 and the thermostat is reading 67 in the next room. I think I'm going to need a new stove soon.
I do not remember hearing this prior during all the testing. It just randomly started. Very bizarre. I turned the stove off because the flame just was not doing swell. I'll investigate today now that it is cooled off.I hear the noise, can't comment if it's unusual or something to be concerned about..