Well,I don't have your stove,but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night,so here goes! For openers,Welcome to the Coal Board,my Long Handled Friend! Are you using Bulk or Bagged Coal? Have you been able to check it for the Infamous Foreign Non-Coal debris ? You know,items like the Front Clip from a 1940 Desoto,Tire Irons,Wood and the like? Do you have anything pre-bent or bearings going to Hell on you that could put a bind in the works? If the little Monster's down for Repair,can you make the needed fixes and dry operate it without Coal to confirm a smooth No-Load Operation? Let us know,and I'm sure that higher IQ'd Folks will be arriving soon to kick things around with you!