Need a New Motor

need a new motor

PostBy: JeffR On: Sun May 11, 2014 11:21 pm

After a fast flood in my basement last week, the motor motor on my EFM 450 started becoming increasingly noisy, and now has stopped working. I took the whole thing apart, made sure all water was drained, oiled, etc. but it really didn't help. The current motor is a Dayton. I was wondering if anyone knew where I could start to find a new one. I am guessing that It does not have to be a Dayton motor (correct?). Also, is the motor on the 520 the same as on the 450?
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM450
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: need a new motor

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon May 12, 2014 8:08 am

Just get all the numbers off the data plate. You can get them from Grainger, Ebay, local supply hous or whatever.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: need a new motor

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Mon May 12, 2014 8:55 am

Welcome to the forum,JeffR,you did not say where you are located,but surely there is an EFM dealer not too far away from you. Get the motor from the dealer & have the RIGHT one for the job,yes the dealer might get $5.00 more but he will be there for you when things go wrong & you need help.
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: need a new motor

PostBy: JeffR On: Mon May 12, 2014 9:13 am

Thank you. I am in southeastern PA. Specifically Chalfont, between Philadelphia and Allentown.
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM450
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: need a new motor

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon May 12, 2014 9:15 am

If there are no dealers closeby, you can look at places like for matching units. If you have the 'specs plate' data, , any electrical supply house can get one....ebay is a good place to look also. They are not hard to find, but you need to have your info with you. I see you are in the heart of EFM country, so do some quick searches and you will be a happy camper in no time!
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ & V-Wert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks,Itasca 415,Jensen, NYer 130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska, EFM, Keystoker, Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska, Keystoker-2,Leisure Line
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska, Gibraltar, Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Ford, Jensen, NYer, Van Wert,
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwoods
Coal Size/Type: Barley, Buck, Rice ,Nut, Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: need a new motor

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon May 12, 2014 10:20 am

EFM 450 or 350? ;)

It does not have to be a Dayton replacement; in fact, if you get one from EFM it will likely be an AO Smith. I am running a Marathon motor on mine, perfect fit and smooth operation. Item # 4782 direct from Marathon. ... t_c378.htm

You can use quite a few different motors on these stokers, but I like the one listed above the best. They are QUIET and maintenance free. Nearly anything that bolts up and is enclosed (or has a dust cover) will work, but the 1/8hp units are the most quiet at startup and usually the least expensive.

If you have a local EFM dealer, give them a call and ask for a price on a new motor and the cost to swap your fan over. Sometimes those fans are miserable to get off, and if you bend or ruin the just doubled the cost of the repair.

One more thing, I'd change that gearlube if the stoker got "wet".
Rob R.
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: need a new motor

PostBy: JeffR On: Mon May 12, 2014 4:33 pm

Thanks for the help everyone. I found a local motor place that had a Marathon replacement. I'll be putting it in this evening. Send good vibes!
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM450
Coal Size/Type: rice