England Stove Works, Englander Auger Feed Motor Service & Troubleshooting

England Stove Works, Englander Auger Feed Motor Service & Troubleshooting

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.

In most cases the auger motors will start to squeal/grind, turn slower, or stop working all-together when reaching the end of their life span. 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 How-To Direct Test Your Auger Motor

ALWAYS MAKE SURE TO UNPLUG YOUR STOVE FROM THE WALL WHILE PERFORMING SERVICE OR TROUBLESHOOTING

If your auger motor is operating correctly when given direct power, but not operating in your stove, check the simple things first.

– Clean out your fuel hopper and make sure there are no foreign objects or obstructions.

– 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 *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.

If you require a new auger 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.

For installation, 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 below for all Englander Auger Feed Motor Replacements.

1 RPM CCW Motors:

Purchase the USA Made 1 RPM Counter Clockwise Auger Motor

Purchase the Chinese Made 1 RPM Counter Clockwise Auger Motor

Purchase the USA Made 1 RPM Counter Clockwise Auger Motor WITH Hole in the Shaft

Purchase the Chinese Made 1 RPM Counter Clockwise Auger Motor WITH Hole in the Shaft

2 RPM CW Motors:

Purchase the USA Made 2 RPM Clockwise Auger Motor

Purchase the Chinese Made 2 RPM Clockwise Auger Motor

4 RPM CW Motors:

Purchase the USA Made 4 RPM Clockwise Auger Motor

Purchase the Chinese Made 4 RPM Clockwise Auger Motor

 

*In the event you need to reverse the direction of your auger motor, watch this video.

We are always happy to assist. If you have any questions or need further assistance please contact us. If you found this blog helpful we would love a comment from you.

Sincerely,

Mr. Pellethead

  • Edward Graham says:

    When I plug my stove in the lower auger turns on without turning the unit on

    • Earth Sense Energy System says:

      Edward,

      Thanks for contacting us. I would say that would indicate an issue with the circuit board. Your best bet will be to contact Englander direct with the make, model, and serial number of your stove for assistance with the circuitry or board replacement – their site is heatredefined.com.

      Hope that helps.

      Thanks,
      ESESstoves

  • Jessica says:

    The armature on my lower auger motor won’t spin even though the motor itself has power and is running. I removed it and it looks clean, nothing caked on it. It also gets really hot to the touch, not sure if that’s normal or not. Thank you for any assistance you can give.

    • Earth Sense Energy System says:

      Thanks for contacting us. The armature spindle should spin freely when the motor is out of the unit (not under load). It’s normal for auger motors to get hot to the touch – Shouldn’t be scorching hot, but will get very hot to the touch. As long as it’s still operating and functioning you should be fine. If the motor starts to no longer operate correctly or gets loud then more than likely a replacement will be needed.

      Any other questions please let us know.

      Thanks,
      ESESstoves

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