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Offline Tim Crowley

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Major Issues!
« on: December 19, 2009, 12:27:40 PM »
Elcassic 2300, guage in the back reading 140, digital reading 185 (That was the FIRST problem).

NOW:  smoke coming out the back, fuse blew.  Replaced it, fuse blew again.  Circulator running.

5 degrees outside.

Help!

Thanks.

Tim

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Re: Major Issues!
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2009, 02:12:05 PM »
So, I'm wondering.  Is the guage in the back measuring the water coming BACK to the boiler?  If so, I'm all set (I think).  If not, please fill me in.

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Re: Major Issues!
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2009, 02:14:58 PM »
Wow!  What a firestorm THAT was!  As it turns out I had a bed of coals that were blocking the holes on the side by about 4 inches ABOVE the holes.  I'd never really had to clean out the box itself, just the chamber below.  Put a new fuse in, cleaned out the fire box completely, started up as fresh fire, no more smoke coming out the back.  I think I just starved the hell out of the rig.  We'll see.  For those of you who figgered, 'well dude, you're on your own.'  Well, that's probably the best way to learn, I guess.  Whew.

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Re: Major Issues!
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2009, 02:16:56 PM »
Thank goodness for forums like this.  This is the first time I think I have even seen a topic posted, problem articulated, and then solved all by the same person!

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Re: Major Issues!
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2009, 02:52:57 PM »
Yes that is a new problem I haven't heard about.  Especially blowing a fuse.  My question is if the guage in the back is your return why such the difference between temps?  I would expect a little temperature drop but 40 degrees?

Today I opened up the back panels and noticed a reddish dust all over.  This was not there last year.  I then opened up the electrical control box and there was a lot of the reddish dust, enough that I had to use a scraper to get it out. 

Anyone seen this? 

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Re: Major Issues!
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2009, 03:33:37 PM »
MudBud, I am starting to see this reddish ash too - mine is at all four corners, but no where else.  Almost looks like rust.

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Re: Major Issues!
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2009, 04:54:59 PM »
I had the fuse blow on mine.  It turned out to be a bad selonoid.  It was an easy part to replace. 

Strange to see this topic.  I just had an issue with my boiler not quite keeping up.  it was holding 175 but I have it set at 185.  I cleaned the fusion chamber.  No help.  Good flame in the chamber.  It turned out that I also had to much coal and ash.  Once I cleaned it out and cleaned the air holes and now no problem.

Glad you are back up and running well.


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