St Croix Hastings kaput.

Otter Posted By Otter, Feb 9, 2019 at 12:10 PM

  1. Otter

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    Hi Everyone, I hope your having a nice start to the weekend.

    I was hoping to find some help in trouble shooting my older model St Croix Hastings. I use it in my man town to keep things toasty and when I turned it on yesterday things started up but when I went back in about 20 minutes later the fire was out and the thing was dead with the faint smell of burnt electrics in the air.

    I have no lights on the control board. I checked combustion fan and there is continuity so, anyone have a guess on what to check next?

    Thanks for looking.
     
  2. heat seeker

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    Disconnect the ignitor and check it for shorts to ground. That is the most likely suspect. The fuse in the control board may have blown - check it, too. If the problem occurred 10 minutes or so after startup, the convection blower may be suspect, since it would start up only after the Proof of Fire switch closed. Did you do any work on the stove prior - such as cleaning? I'd also inspect the wiring, especially where it goes through metal, to make sure the insulation hasn't rubbed through.
     
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  3. Otter

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    Ok, thanks, great advice, I checked and the fuse was blown. Other than the ignitor and bare wires, do you know if is there any other failure, like auger or versa grate motor, that would cause that fuse to blow? Any idea where to find that fuse now that Radio Shack is gone? Thanks again.
     
  4. heat seeker

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    I believe that the motors are not likely, although still possible.

    If you don't have an ohmmeter, I would disconnect the ignitor, all motors, etc., then replace the fuse and try the stove. If the fuse blows, the wiring is suspect. If not, connect one thing at a time, and try the stove again. The item that was connected last is the culprit. Make sure to unplug the stove while working in there!

    Some hardware stores carry these fuses. Other than that, I would go online and have to wait for delivery. Make sure you don't use a higher amperage fuse than specified; that's asking for trouble!

    Good hunting!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Ok., so I installed a new fuse and tested all components and the auger motor has shorted out. Looks like I'm shopping for a new one..Does anybody have any recommendations on a reputable vendor?
     
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