Ashing Motor

Ashing motor

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:05 pm

My ashing motor on my 130 makes one revolution and then stops. I disconnected the arm to the ash pan in case it was jammed up and it does the same thing with no load on it. Any thoughts? Is the motor shot? thanks for any input.
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Ashing motor

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:33 pm

Not enough information.

Now disconnect the 110 vac power and "bench test" it (while still mounted in place) with a "test cord" w/ toggle switch wired in for on/off control.

Only attempt if adequately trained to understand and be able to work with electricity.
Last edited by McGiever on Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:24 am, edited 1 time in total.
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: Ashing motor

PostBy: macdabs On: Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:33 am

If you dis the upgrade with the timer relay delay that would be normal. That was the whole purpose was to slow the grate down during ashing so the fresh coal is limited on dumping onto the burn pot.
Mac
macdabs
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Other Heating: Pellet,oil
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260

Re: Ashing motor

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:30 am

How old is your AHS Coal Gun? Does it have a chain drive ashing motor (roughly 2010 and earlier), or a direct drive ashing motor (newer units, perhaps beginning in 2010 or 2011 or so).
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Ashing motor

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:52 pm

I have the direct drive set up, my boiler is 4 years old I think. I had to retro fit it with the timer ashing delay which only runs when the fan is running and only for 30 seconds every 3 minutes. Electricity and I do not mix so anything that is done will be done by my electrician. I just don't understand why it would make one revolution and then stop unless there is an issue with the ashing delay set up but that is only 6 months old or so. thanks for any thoughts, NWB
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Ashing motor

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:16 pm

NWBuilder wrote:I have the direct drive set up, my boiler is 4 years old I think. I had to retro fit it with the timer ashing delay which only runs when the fan is running and only for 30 seconds every 3 minutes. Electricity and I do not mix so anything that is done will be done by my electrician. I just don't understand why it would make one revolution and then stop unless there is an issue with the ashing delay set up but that is only 6 months old or so. thanks for any thoughts, NWB


So it is not ashing for 30 seconds out of every 3 minutes of fan operation (when the ashing temperature probe is also reading in the proper temperature range for ashing)? The fan must be on, and the LC (and its associated thermal probe) must be calling for ashing, and the timer(s) must be permitting ashing. All of these three conditions must be met for the ashing motor to operate.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Ashing motor

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:02 pm

All of those conditions are being met, I just get one revolution and then it stops. I am wondering if the delayed timer is malfunctioning even though it is 6 months old.
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Ashing motor

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:28 pm

NWBuilder wrote:All of those conditions are being met, I just get one revolution and then it stops. I am wondering if the delayed timer is malfunctioning even though it is 6 months old.


I have the older chain drive system without any delay timer, so my recommendation would be to give AHS a call.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Ashing motor

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:30 pm

Thanks Larry, I just did that I should be all set.
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Ashing motor

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:18 pm

NWBuilder wrote:Thanks Larry, I just did that I should be all set.


When you get to the bottom of it, please let us know what it was that was causing your problem.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)