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Auger motor and fan assembly
« on: February 11, 2018, 07:54:17 PM »

Have been interested in the 450 but have not been able to see one up close.  I like to look under the hood before I buy.  Can any of you owners show a pic of the underside of the control area so we can see the auger motor and the fan assembly.  I would like to know if we are dealing with a 2 cylinder or v8 mechanical setup. These are things we don't seem to discuss.  Not sure how important it is if the unit works well and does not require frequent replacements, BUT I am a natural nit picker and it would be nice to know.  Also, it is nice to see how neat the manufacturer was in assembly.  ?  :help:
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Re: Auger motor and fan assembly
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 09:21:15 AM »

Have been interested in the 450 but have not been able to see one up close.  I like to look under the hood before I buy.  Can any of you owners show a pic of the underside of the control area so we can see the auger motor and the fan assembly.  I would like to know if we are dealing with a 2 cylinder or v8 mechanical setup. These are things we don't seem to discuss.  Not sure how important it is if the unit works well and does not require frequent replacements, BUT I am a natural nit picker and it would be nice to know.  Also, it is nice to see how neat the manufacturer was in assembly.  ?  :help:

I'll look and see how feasible this is post assembly.  I'm not sure if it is easily accessible without removing the hopper.
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Re: Auger motor and fan assembly
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 09:52:06 AM »

 
O S - Can't help w/ pics. However I am with you on the tec side of things. I like to know how things work and fix rather than discard..Preventative maintenance is top on my list... That puts me in the ' nit picker " class. You aren't alone. ;)
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Re: Auger motor and fan assembly
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 10:23:39 AM »

Have been interested in the 450 but have not been able to see one up close.  I like to look under the hood before I buy.  Can any of you owners show a pic of the underside of the control area so we can see the auger motor and the fan assembly.  I would like to know if we are dealing with a 2 cylinder or v8 mechanical setup. These are things we don't seem to discuss.  Not sure how important it is if the unit works well and does not require frequent replacements, BUT I am a natural nit picker and it would be nice to know.  Also, it is nice to see how neat the manufacturer was in assembly.  ?  :help:

I'll look and see how feasible this is post assembly.  I'm not sure if it is easily accessible without removing the hopper.
If it does not have a cover on the bottom of the hopper/control box you should be able to look underneath and see all of that.  Here is a pic of my GS auger motor and circulation fan.  Just got down on my back and looked up under the control/hopper. 

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Re: Auger motor and fan assembly
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 11:29:20 AM »


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If it does not have a cover on the bottom of the hopper/control box you should be able to look underneath and see all of that.  Here is a pic of my GS auger motor and circulation fan.  Just got down on my back and looked up under the control/hopper. 
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It is totally enclosed after assembly, I think the side panel may be accessible but I'll have to look when I get home.
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Re: Auger motor and fan assembly
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 03:29:53 PM »

The bottom is covered but you can remove a side panel. I haven't taken a good look to figure out how you get to the igniter if you need to replace it. Also you can see a little bit of water made it in from the rain last night, but not where it would hurt anything.

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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 03:34:25 PM »

Slightly different shot.

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Re: Auger motor and fan assembly
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 06:28:13 PM »

There you go, figured that side panel came off.
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Re: Auger motor and fan assembly
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 07:52:15 PM »

Much appreciated DCLORD. Good pics.  Wonder how the water got in?  Meanwhile looks good.  It appears that the fan used provides both air into the fire pot and also into the mechanical area itself.  Good idea, as it would keep the circuit board cool.  Would be a good idea to plug the leak.  Was it rain or snow?  Do you have it covered? 
I'm sure it took some effort to expose that area so again thank you.  :clap:
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 08:29:49 PM »

Much appreciated DCLORD. Good pics.  Wonder how the water got in?  Meanwhile looks good.  It appears that the fan used provides both air into the fire pot and also into the mechanical area itself.  Good idea, as it would keep the circuit board cool.  Would be a good idea to plug the leak.  Was it rain or snow?  Do you have it covered? 
I'm sure it took some effort to expose that area so again thank you.  :clap:
Pretty sure it came in below the controller. The controller isn't sealed against the metal. Rain. I'm in San Diego so I don't know this snow thing of which you speak.

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Re: Auger motor and fan assembly
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2018, 10:11:25 AM »

Much appreciated DCLORD. Good pics.  Wonder how the water got in?  Meanwhile looks good.  It appears that the fan used provides both air into the fire pot and also into the mechanical area itself.  Good idea, as it would keep the circuit board cool.  Would be a good idea to plug the leak.  Was it rain or snow?  Do you have it covered? 
I'm sure it took some effort to expose that area so again thank you.  :clap:
Pretty sure it came in below the controller. The controller isn't sealed against the metal. Rain. I'm in San Diego so I don't know this snow thing of which you speak.

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I see that there are small slot openings on the front of the hopper assembly, next to the main grill body.  Water also could have entered there.  Any rust spots noted?
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