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Pellet stove probably the auger as it lights and goes out again do to not enough pellet feed plus auger makes a loud whining noise

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  • bigjohn04 Nov 21, 2008

    The stove is a Breckwell And the only model info I can find Is model (The Big E) no number is mentioned

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Sending u the brekwell website link for manual download

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Can i have the exact model number so as to help u,

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Have a pellet stove that has been working perfect for years, then last night it shut itself off and when I opened door there was this black tar on everything inside and the windows were also black. I had...


Several of things come to mind: Have you changed the type (Brand) of pellets, recently?
Have you had your chimney (stack) cleaned in the past year? Is the fresh air intake functioning properly? Is the auger feeding to much or to little pellets?

Changing brand of pellets - Not all wood pellets are made the same. If you recently changed brands, you will need to tweak your stove to handle this new brand. This will affect how the auger feeds.

If you chimney (stack) hasn't been cleaned in the past 12 months, it may be partially clogged with creosote and not drawing properly and it is liquefying and running back down the chimney and not allowing for a clean burn. And could cause a chimney fire.

Fresh air intake: If that's not functioning properly, you're getting incomplete combustion. Which will cause the black tar looking substance you described. Couple that with changing brands of pellets and you have a problem.

The above are the first things that came to mind. I hope it steers you in the right direction to troubleshoot the problem. Please let me know.

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I have "tradition" free standing


If you've checked the auger for jams and there was nothing there, check the receptacle the auger is plugged into to make sure it's working and a circuit breaker in your home's circuit breaker hasn't been tripped. If it has been tripped, reset it to see what happens. If it trips again, check the electrical outlet for wear or a loose wire. If everything checks out alright, you will need to replace the auger motor or the circuitry that operates it automatically.

Hope this helps you troubleshoot and solve the problem.

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We have an Envirofire pellet stove. The auger won't shut off and we can't control the the speed. We had to unplug it. Any thoughts?


You didn't mention which model Envirofire Pellet Stove you have, but generally they all have a heat overload switch, which stops the auger from feeding pellets if the stove gets to hot. They may be faulty. Or The Auger Timing Control Module may have failed. Depending on the age of the stove the gasket material around the door may need replacing. If it's not a tight fit, it's sucking air into the stove and causing it to run more than it should. Normally, I would say, "If all else fails, contact their Technical Service Dept." But, apparently they don't want the consumer contacting them, as there is no contact info on their website. Nor, is there any contact info on the manufacturer's website, Sherwood Industries. "Any technical service questions should be directed to your local dealer."

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My auger on my napoleon pellett stove got noisy and then quit working. Is there a reset button and how do I find it and get it to work? I already gave my credit card information and was not able to chat...


Did i sound as if the auger got jammed when you first heard this noise? Or was the stove overheating? Have you changed the brand of pellets recently, from what you had been using? These are just a few of the things that can cause a pellet stove auger to stop working.

Yes, there is a reset switch, but since you didn't mention which model Napoleon Pellet Stove you have, it's hard to know where to tell you it is.

However, most Napoleon stoves are very similar in how they work and their mechanics. So, I have included a link to an Owners Manual for the NP140 Model. This should point out the things I mentioned, as well as other causes and how to solve them. Be sure to check out the Trouble Shooting Guide.

http://www.napoleonfireplaces.com/Tech/installation_manuals/NPS40_NPI40.pdf


You can download and print this manual if you like.

If you weren't able to chat with someone about this, you want be charged the Chat rate.

Hope this helps head you in the right direction.

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First, have you recently changed the brand of pellets from what you have normally used in the past?
Not all pellet manufacturers make their pellets the same way and you may have to re-tweak your stove to match the current brand you're using.

Are there clinkers in floor of the stove's firebox? If so, they will need to be removed.

Does the popping and clicking sound like metal stress when the stove heats up? This could cause a crack in the firebox.

Also, check your vent piping to make sure there are no obstructions in it. This could cause incomplete combustion of the pellets (clinkers) and over heating.

And finally, check the door gasket material. If its worn, it won't seal properly, it will allow air in and Carbon Monoxide out. Replace the door gasket

Hope this helps you solve the problem.

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I wonder if your question is listed in the right category?
It is showing up on Air Conditioners---

I have a hard time trying to figure out where an Auger is, on an Air Conditioner?

Please tell us more--
Or if you are talking about the auger on a Pellet stove, (or the like)-- then maybe you want to relist your question under a closer category?

Let me know if I can help further,

Mack B

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