I have owned and operated my Warm Morning 523 Coal Stove since 1984. I purchased it new on the basis of a friend’s recommendation. It has been a terrific stove and my children always managed to get to the basement to warm themselves after sledding or having a wonderful winter rolling in the snow here in upstate New York. It dried out many a snowsuit!
I finally replaced the round shaker grate a number of years ago, replaced a few shaker handles, and of course, replaced the smoke pipe a few times. It has been trouble free.
Last year, the grate fell and I realized the grate ring had worn through and found that they were unavailable….any place. I had a 1992 catalog from Stoves Unlimited and they listed the past them….it was a 2 piece part…..but even they said I was out of luck.
I am attaching a PDF scan of the original installation guide and directions along with a scan of an original brochure for Warm Morning enthusiasts.
I replaced the stove with a new Hitzer 82 UL that I am starting for the first time. I am having a little problem getting it started, but there is, of course, a new learning curve. There are many more air adjustments on this stove and the directions are limited.
I will take apart the Warm Morning stove and sell the parts that are still good. The castings are like the day I purchased it.
I hope the printed material helps some!