Quadrafire Contour pellet stove does not feed pellets

jfazekas

New Member
Oct 23, 2017
18
Saylorsburg, PA
So I bought an older Quadrafire Contour pellet stove secondhand. I think the stove is from 2001 (at least that seems to be the date on the control board.)

I had it working for a few days but now the auger does not feed pellets anymore. When I plug it in the exhaust blower comes on and when I turn the thermostat up the call for heat light turns red. I know the igniter works because I can drop some pellets into the fire pot and they catch fire but the fire obviously does not stay because no new pellets are being fed. On the control board I see a blinking yellow (possibly green) light and I am not sure what this means. This is the black opaque control board, not the transparent ones they have now.

I have tried jumping all of the snap disks, checked if snap disk 3 needed to be reset, jumped the vacuum switch, removed the auger to check for jams, and checked for loose wires. None of those seemed to help.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
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heat seeker

Minister of Fire
Feb 25, 2011
3,127
Northern CT
Have you unplugged it for a few minutes to reset the control?
 

jfazekas

New Member
Oct 23, 2017
18
Saylorsburg, PA
So I pulled the auger assembly out of the stove, jumped the vacuum switch, and then wired up the motor to see if it would run while it is outside of the stove. After I plugged the stove in and turned the thermostat up it took about 30 seconds for the auger motor to start spinning but when it did the motor was making a lot of noise and I could stop the rotation of it with a pair of pliers. So at the very least it seems like I need a new motor. I ordered one and it should be here on Thursday, hopefully that will solve the issue. Thank you for your help.
 
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