wolfehunter wrote:Mine is the old flat top design and I do not have a fork but an egg shape closed design. I have the entire thing apart and will clean everything very well. I am only getting fines in the tray. Noticed some corrosion on the main feeder body right in front of where the pusher block slides. Could this be a problem? But why will it feed great for several days and then stop if that was the problem? And as I said, the pusher block keeps sliding but no coal is moving so I do not think it is the controller. I think it is a mechanical issue but won't rule anything out. Would it be wise to use some high heat JB Weld and putty knife over the corroded spots? One spot looks to be like 1/4" deep and the size of a quarter. Thanks for the suggestions......I need to go clean all the dust out of the top part of the stove. Quite a build up in there. I don't have a long brush....any suggestions how to get that all out of there?
There's your problem...it should be an Oval...not an Egg...egged means that the motor has over stretched the steel loop, most likly due to pusher jamming on wet fines and corrosion and all that other evil stuff...solve all that and you will be good as new...this happening sure is hard on that feed motor.
You want to be scared...that motor is like in the $350.00 range.