Question about the Vacuume switch, Englander PDV

vultage Posted By vultage, Dec 3, 2017 at 12:40 PM

  1. vultage

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    I have been rebuilding and getting my ladies 2006 Englander 25-PDV up and running again.

    So far,. I've worked out a few issues, and got it back to running, but ran into this issue and would like to know a little bit more if anyone can chime in.

    When I first looked over stove,. the vacuume switch for the upper auger had already been bypassed, by an ex, and she was not sure exactly why he did it. I decided to start by connecting it back up. Ok,.. it seemed to work just fine with it hooked up. The upper auger turned on as it was supposed to, and ran throughout the night, until bottom auger jammed. Fast forward to the next day, after I removed, and cleaned the auger tubes. Get stove all hooked back up,.. hit the start button, and the upper auger is not turning on. Bypass the Vacuume switch,. and auger is now working.

    So my question,. how does the vacuume switch work, and what is it supposed to be protecting from? Also, what are the chances it could work one day, and not the next? Is it dangerous to use with switch bypassed?

    Another thing I did notice,.. is when looking thru the brass louver, where I can see rubber hose connecting into the burner chamber,.. is a small crack in the rubber hose. I wanted to do a little research before I just buy a new switch. The hose looks pretty tricky to replace,.. as the louver is glued in?

    I think this is the last issue I have to work out. Yay!!!!
     
  2. Ssyko

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    That hose you see that is cracked is a vac hose and it needs to be replaced. That is for your upper auger. It is a hight temp silicon hose. Yes it’s not wise to run the stove with vac switches jumped for a long time.
     
  3. vultage

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    Any idea why the auger would have ran just fine one night, but then not work the next day?
     
  4. Ssyko

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    Probably that crack opened up more when you got the stove up to temp Vibrations, moving parts around, you moving the hose while juping the switch. The hose as it ages gets real brittle.
     
  5. vultage

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    That makes sense,.. thx!

    So,.. do you or anyone else know how to remove the side brass louver so I can get at where the hose connects? Its looks like it's glued in.
     
  6. Ssyko

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    You may have to call englander stove works on the removal procedure. manual tells you to take it off but not how. lol
     
  7. Pellet rick

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    Mine just prided off with a stiff putty knife. Mine was held in place with four clips
     
  8. vultage

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    Replaced all of the vacuume hose last night, and reconnected the vacuume switch,.. all is working correctly now! :D
     

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