I was wondering if anybody could help me get to the bottom of the problems I am having with my Kabola Old Dutch diesel drip stove.
1. No fuel enters the stove (even when hot) unless the thermocouple override button is pressed. In order to have a sustained fire, I have been keeping the button pressed by jamming a bolt under it.
2. I cannot seem to get a low flame. The regulator control at lowest provides a big yellow flame, at highest it turns the flue glowing red. I have tried adjusting the high flame screw but it doesn't seem to have an effect.
The thermocouple must be broken according to 1. Would this inhibit the performance of the regulator resulting in 2.?
As I understand it, the bolt-under-the-button thermocouple override, though unsafe, should allow normal operation of the regulator?
Any and all help/advice welcome. I've been troubleshooting this over months.