Gian4 wrote:The hopper is a ware item. I had to replace mine but it wore along the bottom edge along the back wall of the hopper. I'm not sure if the top edge of your hopper is worn or the frame that the hopper fits in is worn. I'm sure Hitzer will work with you to make this right. Keep us posted.
freetown fred wrote:Never seen anything like that. Talk to where ever you got the stove or call Dean @ Hitzer 260-589-8536 or [email protected]--I'm sure they'll want to see some pix
Gian4 wrote:To replace the hopper is a piece of cake. One bolt holds the hopper in its tracks. The bolt is in the front of the hopper. You'll see it when you open the glass front door. The nut that goes on the threaded end of the bolt is inside the hopper. You'll see it when you lift up the hopper cover. The insert does not need to come out. Just remove this bolt and the hopper slides right out. The New hopper slides in replace the bolt and your done. I think the hopper is like $30.00 to $40.00 bucks plus shipping. The bottom of mine began to get eaten away after 3 years.
Gian4 wrote:Plate to close off hopper?? There is no plate to close off hopper. When you want to burn wood or Bit. you remove the hopper. I don't think they'll warranty this because its a ware item but go for it. You never know unless you try.
oliver power wrote:I've warped my hopper ring / boot on my 50-93. It was my own fault. I over fired the stove. I replaced the part at my expense, and never over fired again.