Maintaining Feed Motor

A Coal stoker furnace or stove controls most operations including automatically feeding the coal. They are quite similar to any conventional oil and gas units and easily operated for extended periods of time. They commonly use rice coal but may use larger sizes like buckwheat. They can be used as primary heat, supplementary heat or have a dual set up with your existing oil/gas furnace.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line Pioneer Rear Vent
Location: North Central Massachusetts

Post Sat. Jul. 06, 2013 3:48 pm

I have a new Pioneer Rear Vent and have been beginning to play around with it.
After reading the directions, I found nothing about oiling and maintaining the feed motor.
Is there any?
Also, how is it removed, is it by loosening the two nuts visible from the metal surrounding it?
Another thing I've noticed is that the shaft sticking down from the feed motor
rubs on the housing of the combustion fan. I haven't had time to mention this
to the dealer. I loosened and tilted the combustion fan slightly and it isn't
rubbing but my concern is that over time the vibration will loosen the combustion fan
causing the rubbing and not allow the feed motor operate and prematurely fail.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite
Location: Wilkes Barre, PA

Post Sun. Aug. 25, 2013 6:44 pm

Hi Pete, looks as if no answer was posted here. The feed motor is maintenance free except cleaning it off every season. If it starts making a racket you can usually get a few more years out of it by carefully taking the gear box cover off and redistributing the grease back over the gears (be careful not to get any in the shaft holes, else it won't go back together!).

The shaft can be zipped off with a dremel if you have concerns for it hitting. Once properly aligned and tightened the fan should no longer make contact.

Thanks for purchasing a LL product, we appreciate you! :)
Leisure Line Stove Company

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