Motor/capacitor looks good.. No Joy for power

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olddawgsrule

Joined Feb 8, 2014
3
Pellet stove jammed up with pellets and froze the auger, now cleared and not turning..

Checked the connector, tight.
removed the connector, motor is not turning

Checked the capacitor and reads what it should on my capacitor meter
Ohm checked the motor and ranges seem good
Ohm checked the door switch, good

Okay, let's see if we have power coming to the motor
No Joy

Blue/white from the capacitor
Red/ white from the power side
Red/Blue/White to the motor

I've tried all possible combinations and now not even sure anymore witch combo should have done it

I tested at 600v to be safe
Then at 200v

I'm trying to find a inline fuse,but see none

Blower runs, ignition runs, Control panel operates..
No power to the motor...

What am I doing wrong?
What am I missing?
 

MaxHeadRoom

Joined Jul 18, 2013
25,458
Okay, let's see if we have power coming to the motor
No Joy

Blue/white from the capacitor
Red/ white from the power side
Red/Blue/White to the motor

I've tried all possible combinations and now not even sure anymore witch combo should have done it

I tested at 600v to be safe
Then at 200v

I'm trying to find a inline fuse,but see none

Blower runs, ignition runs, Control panel operates..
No power to the motor...

What am I doing wrong?
What am I missing?
If no power to the motor, why mess with motor connections?
Obviously there is a breaker or ? of some kind, trace the power supply to the motor in a logical manner.
Max.
 

Kermit2

Joined Feb 5, 2010
4,162
more info, and/or a picture or two.

fuses are sometimes mounted on the power board and not found inline.

model name and number would help find any possible info from google search.
 

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olddawgsrule

Joined Feb 8, 2014
3
First mis-take I figured out on the way to the dump..
Frame is ground.. Dah..

Now getting a reaction on the meter!
Very pleased to know I'm not brain dead...

With a few requests for a diagram, a friend from another site with the same stove came through me.

There's a micro switch and the pressure switch inline to the motor

I have direction once again!

Thanx guys
 

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olddawgsrule

Joined Feb 8, 2014
3
Nailed it! Pressure switch!!

Sorry guys, had a huge brain fart...and got a bit frustrated...

Had a feeling I was just doing something simple wrong..

I'll be around to help
and probably ask again when the pressure builds.. LOL
 
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