My furnace kicked on this AM, but no heat was coming out of the vents.
I checked the igniter, and sure enough, the element had burned out. I
replaced the igniter and when I turn everything back on, the fan that
blows air into the gas changer hums but does not spin. I took it off
and am abe to spin the fan very easily. I've read many posts about
lubrication, capacitors, etc. What's the best place to start? When I
connect the power leads to the fan, it is as if the magnest around the
cylinder grab it and prevent it from spinning.
Thanks for any suggestions.
This is Turtle.
Well , Start by replacing the Fire Chamber Vent fan motor or have the bearing
replaced in the motor. Depending on the brand and model you may have to replace
the whole assembly as motor is part of the blower assembly. Also a lot of these
motor can not be taken apart without messing it up.
The Problem is bad Bearing on Motor !
ESPECIALLY if this is one of the furnaces where the blower was installed
horizontally instead of vertically, like my Tempstrash. Condensation
collects in the bearing and rusts it out. Design defect IMHO that no one
seems willing to live up to in these units. WHen byuying a new furnace, make
sure this blower is VERTICAL.
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