I have a 48GS-036090311 gas pack that we purchased at the end of 2004. 6
old, 1 year past the Carrier warranty.
Tuesday (Oct 26th, 2010) I had a preventative maintenance inspection
for the heating portion of the unit. He said the drain was clogged and
was water in the unit. He fixed the drain, cleaned out the water, and
the inducer assembly needed to be replaced as it was getting rusted. He
his light inside the small mental vent hood on the side of the unit to
show me a
rusty inducer wheel.
I ok'ed the work, let's face it I'm not an HVAC guy.
What he showed me afterward was an inducer assembly that looked okay and
showed me that the wheel was rusted. He flicked it and it seemed to spin
Here is my question:
1. Could the inducer wheel simply been replaced instead of the whole
~thereby costing my approx. $75-100 instead of $740 for a whole assembly
2. Or is this something that you HAVE to replace the whole assembly?
I'd imagine the drain back up in the HVAC system obviously causing
build up would have easily lent itself to a rusty inducer wheel. (I'm in
humid southern USA.) However, a rusty inducer wheel doesn't mean that the
assembly should have been replaced, correct?