About Englander Pellet Stove Auger Motor
Do you have an Englander pellet stove auger motor? The Englander line of pellet stoves has been notorious for premature auger motor failures.
The original factory auger motors for both the upper and lower fuel drive were sleeve bushing motors. These motors generally created more noise during operation as well as having a shorter life span.
Need help with your Englander pellet stove auger motor? Give our team a call at (800) 236-6647 today.
Signs of A Breaking Down Englander Auger Motor
- Aging auger motor. In most cases, Englander auger motors for pellet stoves will start to squeal/grind, turn slower, or stop working all-together when reaching the end of their life span.
- Safety issue/faulty switches. Keep in mind that both the high limit switch and vacuum switch in the Englander stove line can shut down the auger motor operation if there is a safety issue at hand and/or if the switch or switches are faulty. If one or both of your auger motors have stopped working, the easiest way to troubleshoot is to test the auger motor to direct power.
Watch the how-to below to direct test your auger motor:
Englander Pellet Stove Auger Motor Tips
ALWAYS MAKE SURE TO UNPLUG YOUR STOVE FROM THE WALL WHILE PERFORMING SERVICE OR TROUBLESHOOTING
If your Englander pellet stove’s auger motor is operating correctly when given direct power, but not operating in your stove, check the simple things first:
- Clean your fuel hopper. To start with the Englander auger motor troubleshooting process, clean out your fuel hopper and make sure there are no foreign objects or obstructions.
- Check the wiring. Next, check the wiring going to the auger motor, high limit switch, and vacuum switch. Make sure wires are securely connected and there are no breaks or deterioration to the wires.
- Create a ‘jumper wire’ to bypass your high limit and/or vacuum switch. Learn how here.
- *IT IS VERY IMPORTANT to never leave a safety switch bypassed, only for troubleshooting purposes. If you bypass one of the switches and your auger motor starts working, it may be the switch itself or a safety issue at hand that is preventing the switch from locking in as it should.
- The high limit switch will generally trip if either the burnpot gets backed up with fuel, combustion motor is weak, or the convection motor is weak or not operating properly. The vacuum switch will generally trip if the gasket seals are worn/loose around the door, ash pan or combustion motor.
- The vacuum switch will also trip if the exhaust motor housing or venting is plugged or if the exhaust motor is weak/not operating properly.
Englander Auger Motor Replacements
- If you require a new Englander auger feed motor for your stove, we offer top of the line replacements with the best warranty at the guaranteed lowest price with the fastest shipping. As always, we offer lifetime service and support with all purchases. With the Nations top NFI tech team, we are confident in getting issues resolved and getting you the right parts you need the first time around.
- The majority of Englander stove models will use a 1 RPM Counter Clockwise auger motor for both the upper and lower auger drives. Some models will use a 2 RPM and some models will use a 4 RPM auger motor. Double check your motor label or owners manual and please contact us for assistance if you require help.
- Most original factory auger motors had direct spades on the motor for electrical connection. Our replacement motors have upgraded wire leads for connection and will connect to the wires coming to the auger motor in the same fashion. It does not matter which lead wire connects to which colored wire from the auger motor when installing.
Englander Auger Motor Installation
For installation of your Englander auger motor, most models have a simple set screw that you loosen and then wiggle the auger motor to come off. In other models, there may be a cotter/set pin holding the auger motor to the auger shaft. We do offer both styles of motors for easy installation and correct replacement.
If your auger motor attaches with a set screw, make sure when installing the new motor that the flat side of the motor shaft is lined up with the set screw before tightening and that the motor is inserted all the way in to the auger shaft/collar.
Links For All Englander Auger Feed Motor Replacements:
1 RPM CCW Motor Englander Auger Motor Replacement:
- Purchase the USA Made 1 RPM Counter Clockwise Auger Motor
- Purchase the Import 1 RPM Counter Clockwise Auger Motor
- Purchase the USA Made 1 RPM Counter Clockwise Auger Motor WITH Hole in the Shaft
- Purchase the Import 1 RPM Counter Clockwise Auger Motor WITH Hole in the Shaft
2 RPM CW Motor Englander Auger Motor Replacement:
4 RPM CW Motor Englander Auger Motor Replacement:
*In the event you need to reverse the direction of your Englander auger motor, watch this video.
Contact Us for Englander Pellet Stove Auger Motor Help
If your Englander pellet stove isn’t working, it may be the auger feed. Follow the steps provided in this article, or get in touch with our team for further assistance. We are always happy to assist. If you have any questions or need further assistance please contact us.
There are many benefits to opting for a pellet stove for alternative heating. While Englander pellet stove auger motors do have a tendency to fail, Englander pellet stoves still do provide a great source of heat for you and your family. If you found this blog post helpful we would love a comment from you.