Hello, I came home the other day to find my coal stove with no fire. For some reason the coal stopped feeding. I called Alaska and they said it is most likely the control box or the feed motor. They said to unhook the box and hook it up to direct power, if it works then its a bad control box. I did so and the feed worked. So I went to Alaska to get a new box, before purchasing the new box they hooked up my new box and it worked fine! So my problem is the feed works with direct power but not when box is hooked up. Any suggestions???
If the motor works with house power and not hooked up to the controller, then the controller is not signaling the stoker to feed. Bad controller. If the motor is acting crazy thermally then that is another story.
not that i know much about the intricacy's of stoker electronics... but is your feed mechanism/paddle moving properly with direct power or are you simply "hearing" the motor? the tolerance for that flapper may be slight and causing it to jamb upon slight expansion with heat (im spit ballin' here)
Motor is really made of 2 items, but replaced as 1...a motor and a gear reduction box. Your gearbox may be jambed and you still need to replace that. Question is...Did you really need the New control-box.