WNY wrote:Typically a good grate cleaning and blow the fins off on the motor helps too. You should oil the motors every spring also, typically they have oil holes on them somewhere, sometimes on the bottom, you have to remove the blower to service them.
Usually no gasket between the blower and stove.
BigJohn wrote:If it's clean I would look at draft and coal. Did you change coal supplier?
The gasket is there in the beginning. Most times it get stuck to the feeder body itself instead of the grate. Or it gets sucked into the vacuum.
Flyer5 wrote:Do you have a lot more fines in the coal this year over past? Maybe try a different coal just to rule it out?
maurizziot wrote:And you cleaned the fines that accumulated under the grate?
These fines alway accumulate at the from of the grate and will stop the combustion air. I made rhAt mistake after 4 years, thought I was cleaning the stove every summer, but fail to lift up the burning grate.
maurizziot wrote:I didn't want to ask again, I saw you post that you tear the stove down every year, I did the same but I missed that part, i take my pioneer apart every year as well, but for the first 4 years I vac the chamber out and never looked under the grate.