Harmon stoker motor replacement

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Post by KA8UDS » Mon. Jun. 20, 2022 1:00 pm

I am in need of a new stoker motor for my Harmon magnum coal stove and not having any luck. Does anyone know where I could find one? They seem to be out of production.

 
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Post by nepacoal » Mon. Jun. 20, 2022 2:56 pm

Looks like stove-parts unlimited can get one for you by special order... Wow is it expensive.

https://www.stove-parts-unlimited.com/harman-vf30 ... -60075.htm

 
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Post by nepacoal » Mon. Jun. 20, 2022 3:00 pm

Legacy has a replacement model...

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Post by McGiever » Mon. Jun. 20, 2022 3:08 pm

That Legacy $476. shaded pole replacement motor style is much more inferior than the original PSC motor style. And more so overpriced for poor quality part.
That $499. one will be the cheaper in the long run.

www.electricmotorwarehouse.com

https://www.electricmotorwarehouse.com/search.php ... +motor+%22

 
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Post by KA8UDS » Tue. Jun. 21, 2022 5:22 pm

Gentlemen, Thank you for your quick replies. I don't think I would feel comfortable using Legacy's replacement. However, that being said, I may be forced to use it as the direct replacement is on backorder. I have had one on order since the end of March of this year and was told that it would ship in 4-6 weeks. It has now been 9 weeks and I was told it would be another 4 weeks. As you can guess I'm starting to get concerned even if it is 90 degrees here today. I want to thank both of you guys for your prompt replies. Thank you very much.

 
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Post by McGiever » Tue. Jun. 21, 2022 11:23 pm

Yes, I can see your dilemma there. Hope it can all work out for you.


 
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Post by KA8UDS » Wed. Jun. 22, 2022 2:23 pm

McGiever, I too hope it will all work out. I think what happened to the old one is a bearing in the motor bit the dust as I could hear it sounding like a pig in pain . Right now my plan is to remove the gearbox and look at the motor bearings. As long as it didn't spin in the housing, I may be able to just replace it. I certainly hope so.

 
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Post by McGiever » Wed. Jun. 22, 2022 6:51 pm

You may consider getting a "Parts Stove"...couple hundred bucks maybe...

 
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Post by KA8UDS » Wed. Jun. 22, 2022 10:16 pm

I looked at one a couple of years ago thinking it may have some parts I could place on the shelf for spares. From the photos it had been totally abused. Even the sides were warped. And it was $600.00 so needless to say I passed. I'll keep looking but I'm not holding my breath. Thanks for the idea.

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