Leisure Line Hopper Distribution Fan

 
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Post by Shibby160 » Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 7:52 am

Can anyone tell me where I can get a replacement Hopper Distribution Fan? Leisure Line website sells them for $107. Can I get a better deal somewhere else?

Also, this is the second time I'm having to replace this fan :no1: In both instances, the fan would begin making a loud rattling type noise for a few days, then it would stop completely. I've tried plugging into the Coal-Trol and directly into the wall outlet, but it still seems to burn out somehow.

Last night, I came home to a burning smell in the house and noticed the fan was dead and the stove running very hot. I plugged the fan into the wall and it ran for a while (loudly), then stopped again. Stove is currently shut down.

Any suggestions?? FYI the stove is a Leisure Line Lil' Heater.

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Post by ottobody » Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 8:25 am

I've had a Lil Heater for 5 years that was bought used and haven't had a problem with the fan motors since i've had it. I clean and oil the motors every year. I would buy the motor from Leisure Line, great people to deal with, American made, and quick delivery. Just my 2 cents.

 
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Post by Shibby160 » Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 8:44 am

Otto, how do you oil the motor? The blower fan (at the bottom) has a little hole where I put oil in (haven't had a problem with that....yet). Does the convection fan have a similar hole?

I've also had my stove for about 5 years and bought it used. So far, my only problems have been the convection fan in the hopper.

 
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Post by coalnewbie » Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 9:50 am

This and other videos tells you how to do things with LL stoves.


 
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Post by Shibby160 » Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 9:55 am

Thanks!!! I will definitely watch this after work. Do you think my current fan is beyond repair, or can it be salvaged? I plugged it in this morning at it still works. Seems like it gets overheated and stops.

 
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Post by ottobody » Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 11:05 am

I would clean the motor by using a vac to clean, and then put a couple drops of 3 in 1 oil in the 2 oil holes.

 
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Post by Shibby160 » Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 11:10 am

2 oil holes. OK, I will try to locate them. If anyone has any pics...that would be great!!!!

 
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Post by ottobody » Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 11:19 am

The video will show you where they are located.

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Post by McGiever » Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 11:37 am

Shibby160 wrote:
Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 11:10 am
2 oil holes. OK, I will try to locate them. If anyone has any pics...that would be great!!!!
Wish you well, but any drops of oil doesn't repair the smoke or burnt smell you witnessed.
Hope your CoalTrol was uneffected by this.

 
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Post by Shibby160 » Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 11:55 am

McGiever wrote:
Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 11:37 am
Wish you well, but any drops of oil doesn't repair the smoke or burnt smell you witnessed.
Hope your CoalTrol was uneffected by this.
What effect to you think it could have?

 
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Post by McGiever » Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 12:27 pm

Shibby160 wrote:
Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 11:55 am
What effect to you think it could have?
What you smelled was burning or melting motor winding insulation coating...w/o good insulation coating winding can already be partialy shorted or could be soon...

 
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Post by McGiever » Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 12:31 pm

Shibby160 wrote:
Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 11:10 am
2 oil holes. OK, I will try to locate them. If anyone has any pics...that would be great!!!!
Give US a picture and we might find you a replacement model w/ ball bearings. ;)

 
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Post by Shibby160 » Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 6:10 pm

So I watched some of the videos. Unfortunately they only focus on the combustion fan. My problem is with the distribution fan located in the hopper. Can this fan be oiled?

 
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Post by WNY » Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 6:22 pm

Most blowers have oil holes, sometimes on the bottom of the case, you have to remove the fan to find them and oil them well.
sometimes under the electrical connector box on them.

 
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Post by Shibby160 » Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 6:29 pm

I'll remove the fan from the hopper and take a look. Does the fan itself need to be disassembled?

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