Motor/capacitor looks good.. No Joy for power

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by olddawgsrule, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. olddawgsrule

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 8, 2014
    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?
  2. MaxHeadRoom


    Jul 18, 2013
    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.
  3. Kermit2

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 5, 2010
    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.
  4. olddawgsrule

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 8, 2014
    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
  5. olddawgsrule

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 8, 2014
    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