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AC Blower Motor (Read 2367 times)
Aug 11th, 2011 at 1:12pm
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I probably should have posted this on off topics but didn't want to jump in front of Alan's new used balancer. Last night the wife and I smelled smoke in the house, looked around and didn't find anything burning so we went on with our lifes. An hour later, she told me it was 88 deg upstairs and heard a humming noise. Well, come to find out the blower motor in the furnace went out. We just had a new 16 seer system installed in October so I was eager to call sears this morning. The night wasn't too bad and luckily it waited till about 9PM to crap out. Got ahold of Sears this morning and come to find out I didn't get a furnace, just coil and condenser. Their repair guy quoted me $475 and would not be out till tomorrow. Called another place and they were $400 but couldn't make it till Monday. So, I pulled the old motor out, tested it to make sure it was bad, went on line and found one at Grainger for $98, picked it up, installed it and it works like a champ. Only took me 2 hours but I had to take 5 breaks cause of the heat. Anyway, if you have the same problem, it's only a few wires and screws and you too can save $300+.

Charlie
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Reply #1 - Aug 12th, 2011 at 2:52am

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Glad it turned out to be an easy fix, what some people charge for repairs is just amazing. Had the same issue a couple of years ago with the fan motor inside my A/C unit, when I replaced it I saved myself over $400.00 and having to live four days in a hot house.
 

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Reply #2 - Aug 12th, 2011 at 5:44am
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77vette wrote on Aug 12th, 2011 at 2:52am:
Glad it turned out to be an easy fix,

Ditto here, Charlie. Wink 

Those fixes you can do yourself are always cheaper and faster than waiting on the repairman.

STAY COOL Grin

Dale
 
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Reply #3 - Aug 12th, 2011 at 5:06pm

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Charlie
Way to go.  Glad you were able to make the repairs yourself and saved lots of cash.  I also like to try to repair everything myself.  I hate getting screwed by the man.  I will at least disassemble and troubleshoot things and hopefully fix it myself.  I figure try it on my own no harm no foul.
Rick
 
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Reply #4 - Aug 12th, 2011 at 6:14pm

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Glad you got it done. I hate having to rely on others for simple things but I am never sorry for paying to have things done that I can not handle. If it aint broke don't fix it,If it is broke then what do you have to loose?
Jump right in there and get it done. Cheesy
 

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