mhoose wrote:[quote="tsb"]The cam may be loose on the feed motor shaft.
The cam moves the carpet and feeds the coal.
I'm still not positive what you're referring to, but more observation: When I hear the motor run (or make it run by setting the Coaltrol to feed) I can see above the motor a part that moves apparently on a circular track and moves a piece that connects inside the stove back and forth. That part is moving, I can't see what is happening inside the stove.
Yup. that's the cam part you're seeing rotating. Carpet is attached to that and should move accordingly.
Maybe you have a blockage, something stuck or wedged in there and holding back the coal being fed onto grate. Are you missing one of your gloves?
Nope, gloves are both there, but I think you may have hit the nail on the head. This morning the stove is running fine. I did get up during the night and give it some manual assistance (I physically moved coal forward so it would be over the air holes.) I actually expected it to be out this morning, but to my surprise it was going fairly strong.
So the next question is, how do I prevent this from happening again? Is there a way to get in there and sort of clean out any little bits that may be jamming or blocking? My plan today is to let the hopper get kind of empty so I can see where the coal exits the hopper into the stove and see if I can determine anything there that might have causes a jam/block. That's all after work, of course.