- Oct 27, 2022
Hello. I need help with jammed F500 Jotul Oslo slider Damper. Never has worked well since installed in 2006. Recently applied high heat silicon. It only helped when cold.
This it?Wait a bit. If I can retrieve the original thread, then you will have a picture to compare with your stove to see if this is the issue. If it is, the remedy is to order a new air valve control arm for the stove.
Thank You. I have just found replacement part at https://www.rockymountainstove.com/jotul-f500-air-valve-kit-156828/Not sure, it's been years. That thread shows the replacement control handle difference which is important. Thanks!
FWIW, the problem was not with all stoves of this vintage. Our 2006 F400 responded nicely to a bit of graphite powder on the sliding surfaces, but others stuck badly.
Ahh yes another jotul “feature” I stuck a really bright flashlight in my ash pan and closed the door turned out the lights and could see where it was not sealing well. I have some 3/4” wide flat fiberglass stove gasket that I used in the corner that was leaking. Pics here. https://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/jotul-ash-pan-gasket-the-one-not-on-the-door-question.185873/This same stove has an issue with latching the ash pan door to pull it in tight.
Sometimes this is because ash is firmly packed in the ash pan holder behind the ash pan. When this happens it pushes out the ash pan just enough to make the door hard to close. Remove the ashpan and take a poker or long screwdriver to see if there is any ash buildup at the back. Don't be surprised if it is quite solid and hard packed.This same stove has an issue with latching the ash pan door to pull it in tight.
Good glad it was an easy fixThis Oslo has no problem with ash blocking the fitting of the pan, affecting door closure. This stove had an incorrectly assemble door latch. The spring needed to be on the outside of the door when placing the lever in and bolting down on the inside. Easy fix.
I'm glad the fix was easy and ready for the heating season.This Oslo has no problem with ash blocking the fitting of the pan, affecting door closure. This stove had an incorrectly assembled door latch. The spring needed to be on the outside of the door when placing the lever in and bolting down on the inside. Easy fix.