Chuckie D wrote:Are the fans fairly easy to take apart to clean? IM just nervous for I am not handy at all. I am so irritated that I paid to have the stove professionally installed and they put the thermostat 4 feet away from the stove. To top it off I know nothing about it, and every question I asked when they were installing it I was to refer to the manual. Well I read the manual and I think Im still pretty clueless. I just hope when I get the stove dialed in and a routine how to clean it I will feel much better about my purchase.
Im not sure what brand blower harmon uses (If its like a Fasco its difficult, if its Like a Grainger its easier) but hopefully you wont have to take it apart (most are sealed and unless the design allows the fan to overheat you wont need to get into the sealed area, you can pull a grommet fairly easy to blow it out from time to time), what you do want to do is use a compressor and blow out the squirl cage as much as possible and once per year take the blower of the stove (that should be made easy to do with a few bolts) and then you can blow out it better and blow out the housing as well.
The Harmon used to come with about 12 feet of wire for the Thermostate and a kit to extend that if needed another 25 feet or something like that.... where this 4 foot crap came from i dont know
Call the dealer and ask them to come relocate it for you at no charge if this is a recent purchase.
Im learning these stoker controls myself and found the Coal Troll unit to be very user friendly (but it does take an hour of reading and playing around with it). Dont be afraid of it at all... get right in their and start playing, even if your doing it wrong you will pick it up and understand it better the more you DO IT and it may be easier then only reading the manual.