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How concerned should I be? Our 400hr  Vermeer bc1000xl is smoking lots when on full revs. Not seen it myself but they are pretty sure its not belts..

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Agree with the above, I but more observations or info needed. Smoke from the exhaust?  Smoke from wiring?  Smoke when hot? 

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I recently had an exciting fire in my exhaust. Chip and been falling back down the chute into the silencer. I thought someone must of been having a fire nearby until i realised the smoke was coming the chipper.

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40 minutes ago, billpierce said:

I recently had an exciting fire in my exhaust. Chip and been falling back down the chute into the silencer. I thought someone must of been having a fire nearby until i realised the smoke was coming the chipper.

Usually indicates to change blades / anvil and operator  😆 K

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Does the exhaust vent into the chute like on ours? 

We find that a bit of green needs to go through before shut down, otherwise wood can get stuck between the drum and housing, sometimes not enough to jam, but will get hot and start smoking.

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The air filter was checked..

 

The smoke is not from chip or belts.. It is coming out of the spout but I  believe the exhaust exits through there..

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39 minutes ago, benedmonds said:

The air filter was checked..

 

The smoke is not from chip or belts.. It is coming out of the spout but I  believe the exhaust exits through there..

Check your fuel filters too. Is it down on power at all? Does it sound rough? What colour is the smoke? 

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