Having convection fan issues

Having convection fan issues

PostBy: craige On: Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:25 pm

I have coaltrol on my Reading Juniata coal stoker. It is the t2 version. I had it shut down
for 2 weeks, now I can't get the convection blower to run automaticly. I can run it plugged
into a seperate power outlet. I used the extended menu to test the unit and the blower
started. Next I set the coaltrol to the factory spec's and the blower will still not start.
I am at a loss, what next?
craige
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading RSFD- Utility
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Having convection fan issues

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:58 pm

This needs moved to the Coal trol section.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Having convection fan issues

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:46 pm

Well that's done. There should be a Wizard showing up soon.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Having convection fan issues

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:05 pm

If the temp is satisfied, and your FR=0 (feed rate) or is very low, the convection blower will not be running. The convection blower speed is based on Feed Rate.

what is the room temp vs. the setpoint? if the setpoint is below the room temp when you start the stove, the blower will not come on until it reaches a certain feed rate.

can you manually thru the menu select FSA vs FSM (fan speed Auto vs Fan Speed Manual) and raise it up manually to see if it controlling it. ?
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Having convection fan issues

PostBy: craige On: Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:59 am

I ran the unit thru the extended menu test and the blower started like it should have. I have put in manfan and it will not start. Even with the FR at 65% I cannot get it to start.
The temp in the room was 66 with the t-stat set at 71. I even bumped the temp up to 78 and no luck. Confused
craige
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading RSFD- Utility
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Having convection fan issues

PostBy: dutch On: Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:45 am

Have you contacted the guys at Coal-Trol to see if they have an idea of what may be going on?

i may be having an issue with the coal-trol running my convection fan also, and will be calling neil when i have
a few minutes to run thru some settings. i was getting an erratic fan issue but it's running
just fine plugged in direct.
dutch
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska Channing III

Re: Having convection fan issues

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:28 pm

check your connections, on the fan plug, everything is plugged and tight. and the Thermostat plug *(cat 5 network cable), turn the unit off, unplug it and plug it back in and go thru the menus make sure the connections are clean.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Having convection fan issues

PostBy: pvolcko On: Sat May 16, 2015 3:14 pm

This is an odd problem. :)

As WNY said, make sure you have the convection blower plugged into the right outlet on the Coal-trol. When you're in test mode it will display the output it is turning on at that time so you can match things up.

If it runs in test mode, but not otherwise, it is making me think it is plugged into the wrong output.

If you verify this is not the issue, I'd suggest giving us a call at 315-299-3589 to run through some troubleshooting.
pvolcko