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Author Topic: Flapper on blower not opening  (Read 2378 times)

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Flapper on blower not opening
« on: December 25, 2017, 09:30:05 AM »

Anyone have issues with the flapper not opening when the blower kicks on?  I have caught it a couple times by hearing a buzzing sound when the blower is on.  When I shut the blower off with the switch and turn it back on, the flapper then opens.  Fire went out last night on a cold night because of the flapper not opening. Is there a good way to clean the solenoid or does it need replaced?

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Re: Flapper on blower not opening
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2017, 09:57:45 PM »

Next time it does it turn it off, then see if the flapper is stuck from creosote. Could be when you turn it back on the solenoid breaks it lose.
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Re: Flapper on blower not opening
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 06:40:46 AM »

I agree, next time it sticks try to lift it by hand before you turn it off and on. See if the resistance is in the solenoid or the flap. Also I think woodmaster uses a rubber hinge of sorts on the flapper, I've seen it get brittle over the years and hang up.
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Re: Flapper on blower not opening
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2017, 09:55:59 AM »

Yeah, I have seen the posts about the flap sticking, I have inspected the flap and didn't see any creosote.  It has happened a couple times so I don't think it is creosote buildup.  I will try lifting the flap next time it happens.  I actually bought a flap this summer as part of a maintenance kit, but I didn't like it was in bad shape at all.   I manually pushed the solenoid in and it didn't feel like it was sliding freely.

thanks for your help!
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