Rebuilding or Resurrecting Pellet Stove Motors

It appears like two or three times a week I obtain a call or email from a customer that is seeking information or components to aid them with reconstructing a motor for their pellet stove. This can be and also auger electric motor, a convection fan or an exhaust/combustion blower. Typically there is a bearing or a bushing that has fallen short and also it seems like there should be parts to fix it.

Why are these parts so hard to locate? Most of these motors are extremely cost-effective setting you back less that $200. The companies that make these do not make a great deal of money on them. If they were to supply components they would certainly eliminate their sales for these tiny basic motors. With just a few parts setting you back less than $20 you could obtain them to virtually last permanently but if you did you would not ever get a brand-new electric motor. Motor manufacturers are mosting likely to do what is most rewarding to them as long as the marketplace will birth it which is to market just brand-new motors with no substitute parts.

Surely there are some parts you can change, right? Wrong! My experience of 14 years in this company has never ever yielded a success story in rebuilding motors. Lots of have actually attempted only to locate that the part they seek could just be acquired if you get 5,000 of them from china.

I did have one person find out that he could utilize a skateboard bearing to repair his exhaust follower however he burnt out the bearing before he understood the requirement for heat oil in the bearing. When he got rid of the bearing and attempted a new one he bent the shaft which obstructed his efforts.

By now I have heard every tale in guide on attempting to fix these little motors and also thus far it has been an overall waste of time for all that have actually made efforts. Conserve yourself the moment as well as headache of trying to do this. Bottom line, there are no parts. You have to purchase a brand-new motor.


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