cmperry wrote: Matthaus wrote:
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, sorry if it sounded like you didn't know what you were talking about!
I would still check the cords to make sure there is not something loose. Obviously something is wrong, now you just need to find it, yeah I know you were posting on here to do just that.
Have you talked with your LL dealer? If he can't help you then Jerry at LL surely can.
Just posting to top to see if LL/coltrol will respond to this problem or point me in the direction of an answer if ones already out there. Thanks for everyones help so far
If it happens again some things to check:
1) How are the motors getting hot? Is the fan casing hot due to conduction from the stove back it is attached to or are the motors themselves generating the heat? Is the air around the motors hot?
2) On the cover plate to the Coal-trol control module box there are two rivets. Touch in the area around and between these rivets and see how hot it is.
3) While the blowers are stopped and in the presumed overheated state, unplug the fans from the Coal-trol and plug in a single fan (like a box or floor stand fan, set to low speed) to make sure the Coal-trol is sending proper power to the fan output.
4) As an experiment, try running just one of the blowers by unplugging one of them from the coaltrol, then do what you normally do in order to make the problem occur to see if it happens.
5) Check the one or two blower fans on the stove. Is the inlet screen clear? Are the squirrel cages clear of dust and debris? On the motor side of the blower, are the air cooling holes on the side of the motor casing clear? Have you tried oiling the fan motors (instructions should be included with the stove).
Gather this info next time or two it happens and then give us a call at 315-299-3589 to discuss the issue. We should be able to determine if it is a Coal-trol issue or a fan issue and help you with the next steps.
Also, if you're running on generator power, that could be the source of your problem. I'm not sure if you were the guy with that or not though... the thread kind of went in two directions.
Alternately, run the cooling fan on low speed all the time in order to keep the motors cool and avoid the problem.