Quadrafire Santa Fe auger has no voltage

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YellowstoneYeti

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Oct 10, 2021
2
Montana
I have a Santa Fe pellet stove that won't start up. I recently did a thorough cleaning of the whole stove. While I was at it, I replaced the thermocouple. On the first startup of the year, the auger will not turn. I checked and I am not getting any voltage to the auger. On power-up, I get the blue flashes, the call light is on and the combustion blower comes on. I cleaned all of the connections, including the control box. I have jumpered around both the vacuum switch and snap switch #2. I jumpered the thermostat. I even tried putting the old thermocouple back in. I suspect it is a bad control box but I don't have one to swap in to try. At nearly $300, I want to make sure that is my problem. Is there any way to test the control box? Does anyone have anything else to try before I spring for a new control box? Any help is much appreciated.
 
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maraakate

New Member
Sep 27, 2021
76
Lancaster, PA
Did you replace the thermocouple with an aftermarket one? From reading the reviews they are notorious for destroying the control boxes. Especially the pelletheads brand.
 
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kappel15

Minister of Fire
Sep 14, 2014
2,489
Iowa
Try unplugging the stove. Then pull the control box out and reseat it. Plug stove back in and see if it helped. Sometimes the control box can work loose just enough, or get bumped or jarred loose enough. If you know someone with another 3 speed stove, you can try your box in their stove, or if you have a dealer capable of testing it. kap
 

SidecarFlip

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Feb 7, 2010
5,273
S.E. Michigan
Try unplugging the stove. Then pull the control box out and reseat it. Plug stove back in and see if it helped. Sometimes the control box can work loose just enough, or get bumped or jarred loose enough. If you know someone with another 3 speed stove, you can try your box in their stove, or if you have a dealer capable of testing it. kap
Hi Kap, nice to see you are around..... So is Firepot Pete. Old timers like us never go away... LOL, Daryl
 
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