Englander 25PDVC Pellet Stove. Annual PM Repair. Motor Much Happier.. This is a 2004 25PDVC that was purchased second-hand. Late in the heating season, the augur may start making a terrible motor straining noise. Each time it begins groaning, here's what works for me. Completed in the time it took for the pot of coffee to finish. Owned this stove for more than 5 years. All original. Motor strain has decreased entirely in the few moments since the lube. This year a lot more pellet stoves are in the stores. Believe the brand was Ashley. Looks are similar, took a closer look, they're all made in China. Not sure I'd trust one to last for 10 yrs. of service. In 2004, this stove was made in USA. More domestic jobs going abroad, now pellet stoves! Buy a new one with Bitcoin. Not win win for sure. Update. Cleaning carbon build-up at the end of the auger chute in the burn pot has silenced the groaning completely. 2 months later, stove is still running, & quiet.
Tags: Englander 25PDVC Pellet Stove. Annual PM Repair. Motor Much Happier.