glacier bay wrote::help: I am the original owner of a Glacier Bay coal stove insert. I have all the paper work including the schematic and the original color brochure for this stove but nowhere does it address the problem of the shaker connector bar falling off. I have used this stove every winter since 1980 and usually start it with wood in October and shift to coal until March when I resume using wood and it is burning 24/7. The problem started one week ago and I let it burn out, 2 snow storms here in that week, and took it apart, reattached the bar (probably in the wrong way) and reassembled the 5 grates. Shook the grates pretty hard and the connecting bar held tight. I lit the fire again and when I went to shake it down the bar fell off again. Any help anyone can give me would be very much appreciated. It just seemed to me there should have been something to hold it on the center grate besides just laying the center grate pin into a shallow core in the center of the connecting bar. It looks lie a rivet through the bar that has been hollowed out on the other side to accommodate the pin from the center shaker grate. I know that the 2 outside shaker bars "U" brackets lay on pins on the backside of the connecting rod where the center shaker bar connects and the 2 interior bar"U" brackets lay on the pins on the front of the connecting bar. Did something break off on the center of the bar or am I just not getting the picture (very possible at my age) Thanks for any help.
Make sure you have the shaker grate bar going in from the front of the center grate no from the back the center pin
goes threw the center grate hole from the front not the back side if you do not put it in from the front it will fall out everytime you goto shake the grates notheing holds it in Just the weight of the grates You do not need to shake the grates hard or to far only short fast choppy strokes