MATTHEW D. wrote:degreased the entire stoker unit,
That's the only mistake I see! <joking!> You did a great job. I'm fairly well surprised that it came back from the dead, and with relatively few parts!
Let's see.... My Dad would have joked saying: "Write the bill while you're still pissed off" and "The sign of a good mechanic is one that can rebuild <an engine> without disturbing the original dirt."
You done good! Thanks for sharing the story & pics.