last saturday my wife called saying the stove would only stay burning on a setting of nine. i went home cleaned the stove no change cleaned stove very very well no change. tryied anything else i could think of . finally notice auger would only turn if pushed toward front of stove removed auger found that this auger was tackwelded to adapter adapter pressed on gearbox shaft no threaded conection i drilled a small 1/16" hole through the shaft and auger used paper clip wire for shear pin and now its works again.
this stove was made in 1997 and sold in 1999 dec of y2k and rarely ever used I wish to thank everyone here for there time and knowledge and apoligize for my poor typing (dumb me i took shop class in school)