Regency HI500 / CI2700 Damper Binding / Seizing Up

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Avian Manor

New Member
Hello everyone, hope all is well.

A question to forum members regarding my one year old Regency HI500 (CI2700) -I've noticed over the last few months of use that my damper lever is becoming stiffer and stiffer to operate, hot or cold - just wondering if any other owners of this model have experienced the same issue and if there might be an easy fix.

Cheers!

Avianmanor
 

tadmaz

Feeling the Heat
Dec 21, 2017
499
Erin, WI
Following. My CI2600 air lever has been tough to move since the beginning. I slide the plastic lever cover partly off, this gives me more leverage.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
94,550
South Puget Sound, WA
Hello everyone, hope all is well.

A question to forum members regarding my one year old Regency HI500 (CI2700) -I've noticed over the last few months of use that my damper lever is becoming stiffer and stiffer to operate, hot or cold - just wondering if any other owners of this model have experienced the same issue and if there might be an easy fix.

Cheers!

Avianmanor
Do you mean the air control or the bypass damper?
 

Avian Manor

New Member
Regency describes the two as "Primary Air Damper" and "Catalytic By-Pass Control". I'm having difficulty with the former, Primary Air Damper. My By-Pass control operates smoothly and with little effort, however, the damper lever is progressively becoming more difficult to slide back and forth.

Cheers!
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
94,550
South Puget Sound, WA
Regency describes the two as "Primary Air Damper" and "Catalytic By-Pass Control". I'm having difficulty with the former, Primary Air Damper. My By-Pass control operates smoothly and with little effort, however, the damper lever is progressively becoming more difficult to slide back and forth.

Cheers!
Thanks, documentation can be confusing. To access the air control mechanism it looks like the bottom facia has to be slid out and the blower removed. At that point you may be able to spray graphite or silicone on the air control valve and if there is a support it passes through, there too.