Alaska Channing III won't feed coal!

Alaska Channing III won't feed coal!

PostBy: bhisch3 On: Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:05 pm

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???
bhisch3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Channing III

Re: Alaska Channing III won't feed coal!

PostBy: lewis On: Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:11 pm

Feed motor prolly overheating and quitting. I'm assuming it uses rheostat controls .
lewis
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Old Model Magnum

Re: Alaska Channing III won't feed coal!

PostBy: bhisch3 On: Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:05 pm

Thanks for the input.
bhisch3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Channing III


Re: Alaska Channing III won't feed coal!

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:09 pm

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.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
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Re: Alaska Channing III won't feed coal!

PostBy: lewis On: Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:17 pm

Rheostat or Coaltrol ???
lewis
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Old Model Magnum

Re: Alaska Channing III won't feed coal!

PostBy: bhisch3 On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:35 am

I believe rheostat
bhisch3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Channing III

Re: Alaska Channing III won't feed coal!

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:54 am

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) :cry:
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Alaska Channing III won't feed coal!

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:21 am

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. :?:
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
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Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
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