ruger1980 wrote:You may want to take a look at the stoker adjusting bolt and bar to make sure no one has turned it in too far. When I went over mine this fall (bought it used ) I found that on of the bars the stoker arm/roller runs against was bent a little from being adjusted too far. If this happens I'm pretty sure it would the change the amount the plate moves and cause an issue like this.
The Coal-Trol equiped stoves come with a non adjustable carpet, although your suggestion is spot on for those who retrofitted their stove to add a Coal-Trol to the adjustable feeder style. In that case we reccomend that you trun the adjuster all the way in and lock it down so that you will not have issues with it changing. For this configuration your min and max will be different from the factory default for sure.
One other note, on the non-adjustable feeer carpet it can be bent in the back by a rock or other foreign object in the coal. So if anyone has a dual feeder that has been running for a while and it starts to feed unevenly, remove the carpet and make sure the back is straight across. You can simply bend it back with a hammer (gently!