Tonight was interesting. I learned alot from working on a pellet stove. They are similar to a VW powertrain, full of vacuum tubes.
So my wife wanted to turn on our new to us pellet stove. It started off okay, but then quickly died out. It did that about 3 times before it peaked my interest. This was about 22:30 ET.
From there, the investigation began.
I first started doing some research on possible causes for an England’s pellet stove top auger failures. Most pointed to a bad motor or a vacuum leak seal.
After tracing wires and testing 2 motors, by swapping power control wires between them, I verified that both motors were working.
It had to be a vacuum leak. I started to pull and twist hoses until I found one that just fell off.
Who would have thought that a simple pellet stove would have a vacuum system like a VW or an Audi?