Johnshan wrote:I think Leisure Line needs to disclose this fact to the customer before they purchase a unit with coal trol... snip... I plugged the blower fan back into the coal trol this morning and it is now working fine again- until the next power outage when the coal trol gets confused!
What fact are you thinking we should state? FRom all the data collected so far I don't see that we have enough factual information to draw conclusions from. Also I'm thinking that we should have a little more than a sum total of one instance of an issue before declaring that there is a problem affecting all stove owners. Having said that we want to get to the bottom of this and help you determine exactly what is happening here. So far it seems clearly related to power transfer to the generator
As suggested by Paul, there may be a workaround here, the simplest being that the fan should be plugged into an outlet when your power fails. I'm not sure the Coal-Trol is confused, it really doesn't like your generator!
But all kidding aside, I understand your frustration, you purchased a back up power source that has been working fine on everything else except the stove.
On a related note, you mentioned that your feed rate is at 99, I cannot think of any situation where the stove would be running at that feed rate in this weather.
Please tell us more, I'm guessing that there is something else going on here that would cause the stove to be so far behind in it's heating duties. Please describe the situations where you transfer power to generator, and what else you are doing and what the stove is doing before, during and after the power transfer.
Thanks for your patience, we will keep working till we understand this fully.