I've been running good for a while now burn low and slow for my domestic hot water for the summer but not I've hit a problem. I heard that it wasn't running under load yesterday morning so I figured I snapped a shear pin. I pull the fines level every day with it running but I sooner or later I'm bound to get a piece of crap in that snaps a pin. I didn't deal with it yesterday because I was taking advantage of the nice weather and I figured I'd just reboot this morning for showers.
However, when I went down to check it out it's not the shear pin. The pin is fine and with the hand crank it will move some coal but under the stoker it's just like the pin is broken. I only got to look at it a minute so far, the only thing i've noticed is that I can pull the "rod" back away from the unit and the collar that has the two years to engage it into the gear aren't together. I see there is a small hole that I believe runs through the two of them. Is there a pin in there that could have snapped and that is why the stoker will run but it won't engage with the gears?
Thanks for the help!!