My EF3 burns for about 20-30 minutes and then slowly dies out. I had a technician service the unit but I worked fine while he was there but quit 20 minutes after he left. Asked him to wait but said he couldn't...it was working fine. Things I have already done. - through cleaning - inspected by the technician - no use when I asked him what could be causing it - replaced the Exhaust temp sensor 140 degree Any suggestions? Mike
Kind of both. The exhaust motor blower is running but it does not shut off but sound like it slows down.
Will check. However, going out of town for a few days, can I check it when I get back and we can go from there?
I'm back from vacation an test the stove I have a slight voltage drop but not that much.
Motor never really stops but it seems to slow down a little maybe, hard to tell.
voltage drop was about two.
The pellets keep feeding but don't burn fast enough so it fills up and then dies out.
The feed rate is good, but it doesn't keep burning, almost like it not getting enough air.
Yes. It seems to work better to reduce the feed rate till as it start to get a lazier flame, because the burning just get slow...almost like it smothering
none. Take about 30 minutes to really start shutting down. Driving me nuts. But the motor does seem to be running slower.
Do you think replace the exhaust blower would be the best bet?
Do you recommend company or a website?
Wow. Did not know the cost. Could I try anything else before investing in the motor, since I'm not sure?
Just letting you know that I spent the money and bought the motor assembly, installed it and still the same problem. I know you don't have to but do you have any other advise. This driving me crazy.
I did not because I was not sure what you were referring to? I assumed you meant the exhaust temp sensor, located on the motor assembly.
However, I changed that before I changed the motor assembly.
Were you referring to some thing else?
Ok I give it a whirl when I get back.
Checked the outlet thermostat...nothing changed.
Any other possibilities?
All advise greatly appreciated.
It doesn't burn all the pellets, the pellets slowly build-up and and then the fire goes out and the pellets stop feeding.
Tried different pellets, same results.
Stove flame will burn really good for about 20 minutes and then slowly start geting lazier until it stops.
Yes. Did it my self and then had it done by a professional.
More money gone :-)
Thank you very much.
I called the company awhile back but they were not to helpful, just repeated what was in the manual.
Hope you have better luck.
Just checking back and to see if you found anything else out on the pellet stiove problem. Still not burning right.
Played with and got it to burn for about an hour or so before it went out.
Really don't get it, flame is burning good when it start and slowly dies.
Thank you all your help.
So do think changing the comustion/exhaust blower would help?
I had the dealer rep out awhile back and they know less then me and they won't want around till the fire goes out.
Thank you for geting back with me.
Thanks again for all your help. I will let you know....unless I beat it with a hammer first :-)