Coaltrol TS2C for corn

Coaltrol TS2C for corn

PostBy: sdimmick On: Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:40 pm

I have a coaltrol TS2C thermostat for corn. The burn pot doesnt seem to burn my corn as it should. Overtime, it fills with corn and causes the fire to smother. I have the draft fan open quite a bit, figuring more air, burn better, but it doesnt seem to help. Some days its fine. Maybe there is a setting i have wrong on the thermostat? ,min 12 and max 25 feed rate. Any help would be appreciated. New here too, excited to get this figured out.
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Re: Coaltrol TS2C for corn

PostBy: olpanrider On: Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:07 pm

Moisture content of the corn may be to high. Sell it get a coal burner you wouldn't have that problem.
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Re: Coaltrol TS2C for corn

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:19 pm

It does not work well with cherry pits or horse manure either. Sell the corn to a moonshiner and buy anthracite.
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Re: Coaltrol TS2C for corn

PostBy: warminmn On: Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:59 pm

Now now guys. There are lots of people that burn corn and its a heck of a lot better than pellets. Probably cheaper than coal right now if its your own corn, not sure of the comparison if you have to buy it.

Wish I could help you with your problem but I cant.
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Re: Coaltrol TS2C for corn

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:09 pm

First, Welcome.

Is it a new thermostat for your corn burner? many of us use the coaltrol for our stoves.

have you had it working before? If so, something might need cleaning, combustion blower, holes, draft, etc... or a gasket leaking somewhere. maybe some adjustments to feed rate are required.

hard to say, since most of us on here are coal burners. but should be a similar concept and same things typically need checked on ours when something isn't burning properly.

Like they said, maybe try different corn or something.
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Re: Coaltrol TS2C for corn

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:16 pm

I'm thinkin olpanrider hit the nail on the head. God stuff doncha know!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
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Re: Coaltrol TS2C for corn

PostBy: RSorjanen On: Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:23 pm

this may sound dumb but maybe too much air. I have burned corn in a corn stove and if I gave it too much air would go out. and the corn's moisture content maybe too high. another thing mix some wood pellets in with the corn and see what that does.
been there and done that..........then smartened up and went to coal
Bob
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Re: Coaltrol TS2C for corn

PostBy: sdimmick On: Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:57 am

Thanks for the replies guys. Did it again last night, it will burn for hours really good, then nothing. I will try the draft, dont think its ths corn, been using this supplier for two years no problems. I think there is plenty of draft so not sure what to clean out there. I use the corn because its easy to use in my situation, wife can do it too.
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Re: Coaltrol TS2C for corn

PostBy: sdimmick On: Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:02 am

Oh and its an older stat, worked excellant last year.
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Re: Coaltrol TS2C for corn

PostBy: sdimmick On: Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:10 am

Not too familiar with this thing much as i bought it used and the instructions arent very user friendly or im missing some of them. But when on test, aux2, auger, combustion, aux, and igniter all blink red status. It cant be as simple as a fuse can it? Works now with the fuse in the control module, so i assume no.
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Re: Coaltrol TS2C for corn

PostBy: RSorjanen On: Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:59 am

sdimmick wrote:Not too familiar with this thing much as i bought it used and the instructions arent very user friendly or im missing some of them. But when on test, aux2, auger, combustion, aux, and igniter all blink red status. It cant be as simple as a fuse can it? Works now with the fuse in the control module, so i assume no.

what make of stove? model numbers? and did it work before this
Bob
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Re: Coaltrol TS2C for corn

PostBy: sdimmick On: Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:22 pm

Americas heat 620-9, furnace worked fine last year, even worked last week, well. It did do this this year when i first started it up, and a few times since, but noe its all it does. Could there be an issue with the flu? I cleaned it before this heating season
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Re: Coaltrol TS2C for corn

PostBy: RSorjanen On: Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:33 pm

sdimmick wrote:Americas heat 620-9, furnace worked fine last year, even worked last week, well. It did do this this year when i first started it up, and a few times since, but noe its all it does. Could there be an issue with the flu? I cleaned it before this heating season

how about an electrical connection from thermostat to thermostat relay if it has one, or any of the thermostat connections? I would try cleaning all the electrical connections on the main control board also
Bob
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Re: Coaltrol TS2C for corn

PostBy: olpanrider On: Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:50 pm

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Re: Coaltrol TS2C for corn

PostBy: sdimmick On: Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:24 pm

Excellant info, thanks. Im starting to lean towards bad control panel, possibly bad connections (will clean), or bad auger motor. It augers fine, thats why i think bad control module.....its kinda hard to figure it out without just replacing stuff.
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