Coal-Trol Trouble

Coal-trol trouble

PostBy: hockeyshadow On: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:09 pm

About 3 week ago I acquired a used Leisure Line Hyfire 2, it's about 8 years old, I think. I've been using just one burner for now and everything was working great until tonight when the fire went out. A little trouble shooting and I have no combustion air, so I tried plugging in the other side combustion fan, no luck there either. If I plug them straight into an extension cord they fire right up.

So is there any chance of getting it to work or do I need a new coal-trol unit?
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Hyfire2

Re: Coal-trol trouble

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:13 pm

My combustion fan on my Keystoker 90 with Coal-trol the combustion fan runs constantly. Is the combustion fan on your setup supposed to cycle. If it to runs constant than plugged in to an outlet should be fine.
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Re: Coal-trol trouble

PostBy: hockeyshadow On: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:23 pm

2001Sierra wrote:My combustion fan on my Keystoker 90 with Coal-trol the combustion fan runs constantly. Is the combustion fan on your setup supposed to cycle. If it to runs constant than plugged in to an outlet should be fine.


I assumed the combustion fan sped up or slowed down with the feed rate like the rest of the stove. Can I just run it full tilt all the time, for now anyway?
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Hyfire2

Re: Coal-trol trouble

PostBy: blrman07 On: Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:36 am

Yes you can run the combustion fan continously. That's how they worked before the coaltrol and other electronic control devices came out.
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Re: Coal-trol trouble

PostBy: nwaelder On: Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:43 am

1) Go to SETUP and make sure that 'IGN' setting is set to 'N'.
2) Make sure that the thermostat cable is firmly snapped in on both the thermostat and the control module.
3) Give us a call…

Neil
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Re: Coal-trol trouble

PostBy: hockeyshadow On: Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:50 pm

blrman07 wrote:Yes you can run the combustion fan continously. That's how they worked before the coaltrol and other electronic control devices came out.


Thanks for the info.......

nwaelder wrote:1) Go to SETUP and make sure that 'IGN' setting is set to 'N'.
2) Make sure that the thermostat cable is firmly snapped in on both the thermostat and the control module.
3) Give us a call…

Neil


OK, will do. I'm off tomorrow.
hockeyshadow
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Hyfire2

Re: Coal-trol trouble

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:57 pm

What neil said.

Also, make sure the blowers are plugged into the correct ports on the CoalTrol unit. But, yes, they should run continuously, so you could just plug them in directly.

I made switch boxes for both my blowers and stokers to run one or the other separately on my Hyfire.
Leisure Line Hyfire I
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Re: Coal-trol trouble

PostBy: hockeyshadow On: Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:58 am

WNY wrote:What neil said.

Also, make sure the blowers are plugged into the correct ports on the CoalTrol unit. But, yes, they should run continuously, so you could just plug them in directly.


I talked with Neil Friday morning, he said it sounds like something in the control module failed. He gave me a few options which I'm still considering, I'm leaning towards buying an entirely new control module and keeping the old one mounted on the stove as a back-up. That's the nice thing about having two burners and only needing one, I basically have a back-up stove if I need it.

WNY wrote:What neil said.
I made switch boxes for both my blowers and stokers to run one or the other separately on my Hyfire.
Leisure Line Hyfire I


I'm still in the "crawl around on the floor and unplug the ones I'm not using" club. I knew keeping all those computer power cords was a good idea, Thanks!
hockeyshadow
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Hyfire2