My S260 hasn't seemed right for the past day and I couldn't figure out what was going on. It has pretty much ran non stop.
When I opened up the inspection door the coal was right up to the top with nice bright orange glow. I checked it a few hours later and it was in the same spot but mostly burnt up. I observed it Ashing but no ash came out and no new coal dropped in. I picked up a piece of all thread I had laying around and poked it. It is one huge solid piece of Moulton coal. It's like the whole burn pot fused together for some reason. I broke it up the best I could but by doing so the hot coal dropped to the bottom and the Ashing sensor now says its 500+ * so it won't ash for awhile.
Has this happened to anybody before? If so how can I prevent it from happening again? My concern now is 1 of 2 things can happen- 1 - when it ashes again it could run all the lit coal out and dump my hopper coal into the ash pan or 2- it could dump a bunch of fresh coal in and a large puff back could happen.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks