Feeder motor broke?

Re: Feeder motor broke?

PostBy: shredder_54 On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:04 pm

So it turns out the problem was the feed control box and not the feed motor.

Both feed motors were actually working but the shaft spins very slowly on these so you really have to look closely to see it moving. When I installed the new motor it wasn't coming on right away, I started messing with the knob on the feed control box and smacking it and it came on. The stove ran for about 12 hours and then stopped working again which led me to believe it was the feed control box. There must have been a problem with the electronics inside where it was intermittently working and not working. I ended up taking a trip to my nearest dealer which is Shermer Bros. in Lancaster. They had the feed control box in stock and I brought my old one with me. We hooked my old box up to a stove they had running and it wouldn't work which confirmed the problem. I paid about $140 for the box and installed it a couple days ago, stove has been running well since then with no problems so I think it's good to go now. Apparently the feed motors do burn out eventually so it probably doesn't hurt to have a backup ready to go.

Thanks to everyone for all your help.
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Re: Feeder motor broke?

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:10 pm

Hey Shreds ! thanx for getting back to all of us and filling us in. Sounds like you ran into a decent dealer,too. You're just getting started,so stick around ! really glad everything puddled right in to get the problem solved. :up:
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Re: Feeder motor broke?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:21 pm

Just FYI, before somebody pays that ridiculous amount in that eBay ad there .... you can get complete gearmotors direct from the manufacturer for LESS THAN $80 SHIPPED.

It's a Multiproducts 9902A (CCW rotation of output) 2RPM gearmotor. 8-)

CORRECTION - less than $70 shipped!! :dancing:
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Re: Feeder motor broke?

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:51 pm

Smitty ! The Doctor of Appropriately Priced parts ! :lol:
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Re: Feeder motor broke?

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:07 pm

This was the first reply to this thread. ;)


McGiever wrote:Did you try plugging it directly into an electric outlet to see if idle timer might be the trouble and not the motor?
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Re: Feeder motor broke?

PostBy: Badog On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:16 pm

You are lucky! My control box failed full on! The house was approaching 85 degrees when my wife called and said it was hot in the house. Red hot coal was pushing off the grate and my 70K stove was putting out over 100K I would guess. I happened to have a timer that I made for another application so I was able to use that until the Coaltrol I bought arrived a day or two later and haven't looked back. By the way my original control box started to work properly on the bench but I would never trust it again. One thing I do not like about the Coaltrol is the fact that you cannot set the over temp shutdown vlue but it is great to know it will shut down at some point if there is a controller failure.
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