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Author Topic: g-200 damper and door  (Read 4562 times)

hoardac

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g-200 damper and door
« on: January 13, 2017, 01:24:31 PM »

I had the damper stick this morning thought the wood was put in wrong by the wife cleared some out put some kindling in the bottom lit it with the 200000 btu torch and filled it back up. Still losing temp crap forgot to press cold start added more kindling pressed cold start fire looks good. Still losing temp then go out and check controller damper at 14 percent but it is closed loosened the nut tapped on disc sprayed a little degreaser and it is working fine now. Would it void the warranty if I cut/drilled a small view port on the door. I obviously would cover it with Lexan or tempered glass then seal it with a good silicone inside and out just so I could see what is happening behind the metal. It would only have to be 2 or 3 inches in diameter.
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Re: g-200 damper and door
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2017, 02:49:08 PM »

I only ever had that happen once, once I backed the shaft out it was never a mechanical problem again. Once or twice a week I take the cover off and grab the edge of the damper with two fingers, if I can wiggle it around, G2G. If not then I take it off and clean both the damper and the mating surface on the stove. More of a problem during mild weather with lots of idling. Found the best thing is to keep it clean and dry, trying a lube on it tends to make things worse in my opinion. I have though if I was in a hurry and didnít actually have time to clean it is slip my pocket knife behind the damper and spray some WD-40 behind it to loosen it up temporarily.
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Re: g-200 damper and door
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2017, 10:41:03 PM »

Yea probably wont happen much not to big a deal to take it off once and awhile and give it a cleaning. I was pretty pissed off at myself and it when I typed it, I am cooled down now. But it sure put a damper on my day :)
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Re: g-200 damper and door
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2017, 07:24:17 AM »

Did it again last night so I took it off and completely scraped and cleaned it. There were some burrs on the back of the damper filed them off. Look like the paint was kind of gumming it up also. Hopefully this will be the last time.
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Re: g-200 damper and door
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2017, 07:32:48 AM »

Yeah I couldn't tell with mine what was causing it to stick, but there was some paint bubbled around the bottom edge.  Your furnace and mine both came in from the factory very shortly before slimjim delivered them, so I suspect the paint wasn't fully cured.  Could also have been some creosote.  I'd try some dry lubricant - mine has been problem free since I freed up the disc and sprayed it.
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Re: g-200 damper and door
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2017, 11:06:41 AM »

I just found my graphite have not had a use for it since the kids pinewood derby cars. I will put some on later in the week when it warms up.
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Re: g-200 damper and door
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2017, 05:18:17 AM »

came out this morning to find my red light on and boiler was out. damper reading was 10% open. found it to be stuck as well on my g200. appears to be gummed up paint. loosened the 10mm bolt and moved it by hand took alot to get it freed up. once i get some time i was going to remove the damper plate and take a rubber grinding disc and remove any of the what looks like gummed up pait and see if it happens again.
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Re: g-200 damper and door
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2017, 06:59:46 AM »

Man guys, this seems to be a new problem with the g series in the past month. The factory must either be painting this area which they weren't before or the boilers haven't had time to dry in that area after being shipped. Before this past month no pen of us ever had this issue. Hopefully Richard has called up there and let them know about this issue.
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Re: g-200 damper and door
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2017, 07:03:30 AM »

I have and they tell me it's not paint but instead it is graphite, my suggestion would be to clean it off and put a thin coat of transmission fluid or some light oil on it.
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Re: g-200 damper and door
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2017, 07:31:36 AM »

I pull my front cover off and check the damper every couple weeks to see if it's working properly. Never had any trouble with it in 2 seasons. Typical that some engineer will create a problem where there was no problem before.  >:(
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Re: g-200 damper and door
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2017, 08:40:59 AM »

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Re: g-200 damper and door
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2017, 11:15:10 AM »

I had it happen again going to take a few pictures for you slimjim when I take it apart. I am going to buff up the area around the edge the paint goes in that far in that much I know.
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Re: g-200 damper and door
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2017, 11:39:04 AM »

Thank You, that would be very helpful!
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Re: g-200 damper and door
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2017, 01:36:19 PM »

Just got home to check mine and it was stuck half open. Hopefully pull it off tomorrow and clean it up. Is it normal for it to have about 1/8-1/4 left to go fully open? I think Richard told me that was ok but just double checking.
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Re: g-200 damper and door
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2017, 01:41:21 PM »

Mine gets stuck once in a while so there is about an inch of the slot visible. I think it may have slipped on the shaft. It is not ok being open at all. It wastes wood and makes a lot of creosote in the firebox. I need to get it adjusted. If it didn't slip I am going to try dry Teflon lube on it.
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