Gear Oil Leak

Gear Oil Leak

PostBy: CoalBurner5 On: Mon. Oct. 31, 2011 10:10 pm

So i'm running my DF520 and decided to run some coal saturday for a test run. The blower had shut down and tripped the reset button on the fan. So I checked the blower over and then filled both ports on the blower with oil and it seemed to be up and running without a problem. After I watched over it for a bit, I decided to go trick or treating with my son and came back to a tripped reset button on the blower. I tried to turn it back on and realized that there was oil leaking from the motor, and a fresh marking of oil on the ground. So the blower is leaking oil and not holding the oil in. Any suggestions? I did want everyone to know that I used synthetic oil.
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520 Dual Fuel

Re: Gear Oil Leak

PostBy: stoker-man On: Mon. Oct. 31, 2011 10:16 pm

If you are talking about the blower motor leaking oil, it's probably no big deal. You just over oiled it. Your concern should be why the motor is tripping. The first thing to check is to see if the worm turns freely using the crank. If not, you've got coal dust or obstruction problems.
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: Gear Oil Leak

PostBy: CoalBurner5 On: Fri. Nov. 04, 2011 1:21 pm

I realized that there must have been something causing the shearing pin to snap. So I emptied the bin and found a very large piece of coal that was causing the problem. I have since then put in a cotter pin (I KNOW I KNOW I SHOULDN'T) but I need to get some more shearing pins and need to keep the fire going.

So the real cause of the oil leaking was not what I originally had thought. The gear oil must have been from an over flow that slowly found it's way to the concrete floor. So far the boiler is running fine.

Which brings up a new question. Anyone know where to get shearing pins near clearfield pa? I would prefer they be on stock.

Second question is there an equal replacement for the EFM shearing pins that could be used?
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520 Dual Fuel

Re: Gear Oil Leak

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Fri. Nov. 04, 2011 4:23 pm

you should be able to call EFM and order them

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Tel: 570-385-1892

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