Thanks everyone for the support and information. He confirmed it was the inducer that is locking up. He has ordered a whole assembly kit, but can't pick it up until tomorrow. He recommended that I run it to get the heat up in the house and then shut it off completely. It's supposed to only drop to 35 tonight.
Also, don't know if you are allowed to quote, but if so, what would you charge for the entire assembly with all labor?
Another quick question. I called a carrier dealer to get the part number and was informed it is 327740-714. I was informed that they, nor none of their distributors had the part and that it needs to be ordered directly through the manufacturer.
I found the part online from sears, but was informed to call. I was informed by sears that they are not allowed to sell the part according the manufacturer.
Should I be worried that the HVAC gentleman found the part 2 towns over and could have picked it up today if they weren't closing? The individual I spoke to would use the same distributors as my guy I would assume. What can I do to confirm he has the right part to put in?
Thank again. You guys have been great!!
The only reason I could see this is if the part is known to be defective.
I am therefore worried that the Carrier recommended dealer (according to Carrier.com) cannot get the correct part, but that the HVAC gentleman that came to my house got it two towns over with a telephone call. I am worried it is not the correct one, or is of potential poor quality.
they are probably out if stock because those crappy draft inducers fail like crazy ,call sears to come and replace it for you or go get a amish heater until the part comes in:grin2:
I called Carrier this AM regarding the inducer assembly. They informed me that they cannot ship parts from their location, nor do they have a database to search for parts, so it looks like you guys have a "special" line. The woman informed me that the authorized dealers would be able to help me.
So, I first called the independant authorized dealer I called yesterday. The lady seemed less than enthused to speak with me and said the woman I spoke to yesterday would call me back. Awaiting for that callback.
Next, I called Sears, also an authorized dealer. The gentleman informed me that the manufacturer NO LONGER MAKES THE PART and that no replacement is suggested. Interesting. Now remember, this is a 10-year old furnace that I would assume cost around $-$$. Is it really obsolete after 10-years? Are there no "end-of-life" rules in the HVAC world for spare parts?
So, back to my original concern. How did my HVAC gentleman find the part (if it's even the correct part) two towns over when the independant authorized dealer could not get the part yesterday and Sears says it is no longer manufactured?
What should I do?
p.s. - the furnace ran for about 4 hours last night before I shut it down to goto bed. I didn't want the motor trying to turn a siezed unit. Then, it ran for 2.5 hours this morning before I left for work with no issues.
Oh, this is the part number I was given by the independent authorized dealer:
I don't know if the rules allow me to list the part number on the site, but the part number you listed is not correct.
sears is for sears...