Cleaning a Carrier furnace


Hi!
I have a Performance 80 furnace from Carrier. I would like to clean it out before the start of the winter. I was hoping somebody could post some tips on how to vacuum it and where I should clean. I tried looking around, and I couldn't find anything like how to clean a carrier. When you call a tech in to checkup and clean the furnace, what is it that they do?
Thanks!
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They spend more time writing the bill...than doing anything physically to the furnace. Mostly safety checks (if they do their job correctly).
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Thanks for the info. I suppose I'll just vacuum it out and just not bother with the checkup. :)
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Check the squirrel cage motor for proper lube.
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Squirrel lube, from the farm and garden supply?
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Doing a good furnace clean and check is far more complicated than you can learn on the internet. Seriously, you need to do some with a trainer at your side, and learn from an experienced tech.
I've worked with experienced techs, and there is a heck of a lot to check, clean, adjust and so on. It's not something you can read on a web page and then (safely) do your own.
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On Oct 10, 8:49pm, "Stormin Mormon"

Yeah, I took the big cover and a smaller cover that covers the blower off and took a look inside. I had the instructions next to me and when they started talking about removing the control panel and sliding the blower out, that's when I called it quits. I vacuumed around and changed the filter, but that's about it.
Maybe with older furnaces, you can do a lot of maintenance on your own. However, with the newer ones, it probably is best to call in a tech.
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