joe and mindy wrote:
CoalUserWannabe wrote:is the stoker mechanism plugged directly into an outlet ?
when you say it runs for a while and stops, does the motor shut down totally ? or do you hear the motor going but no feed ?
when it stops, does it stop feeding coal but continue to feed air ?
is the carpet/slider free to move by hand, or is it hard to move ?
any of the above can happen , but for different reasons
Thank you for your response. The stoker mechanism is not plugged directly into an outlet, it is plugged into a rheostat
. When it stops feeding it shuts down completely, we no longer have the air wheel since we converted this part of the stove to a blower.
The carpet is sliding freely and it is not hard to move.
This morning we made a horizontal support for the shaft that the air wheel used to be attached too. We did this by cutting an inch by six inch support from a soda can. We placed this support in the area where the air wheel used to be. It seems to be working good since it has been feeding coal for the past 2 hours without stopping.I wonder if we need to purchase a new AC Power Pack/Stoker from Reading. Any idea's. Thanks.
Rheostat...does it look like this?
How It Works
Idle Feed rate dial with thermostat connection sets minimum fuel feed rate.
The unit manages the amount of heat produced by controlling the auger motor on/off cycle. The feed rate is
determined by the length of time the auger feeds fuel into the fire during a specified time period.
Dial settings allow the user to choose the amount of time the auger is on as a percentage of the time cycle.
When thermostat kicks in, feed is constant until set temperature is reached. Upon reaching thermostat
setting, drops to Idle Feed rate.
Indicator Light provides visual indication when auger is on.
Do you use a wall thermostat?