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12-23-2012, 09:45 AM
The technician diagnosed the problem as the cage being out of balance. He said clean or replace it, so I chose the former. While I had everything out I verified the ceramic piece was not from my...
12-21-2012, 04:22 PM
Maybe bad parts? The HVAC people who sold me the motor watched the video I posted and said the cage is probably defective. Would you agree, especially considering my re-adjusting it "solved" the...
12-21-2012, 03:31 PM
Take a deep breath, it's going to be okay! I'm very competent at electrical, mechanical, and other items. I've plenty of experience around gas & electric motors, high voltages, capacitors, fan...
12-21-2012, 12:45 PM
What do those weights look like? When I was taking it out, a white plastic washer (broken in half) fell out of the blower motor housing:
The rubber grommets are...
12-21-2012, 12:42 PM
Update: I removed the set screw from the cage/shaft, repositioned the cage slightly, tightened it back up and now the noise is gone.
Question: There is still a small amount of vibration present. ...
12-21-2012, 12:33 PM
Thanks for the explanation. :)
Ok, I did this. It is very hard to tell if it's not centered or is loose. I grabbed the cage and tried to move it every which way and it seems as solid and as...
12-21-2012, 12:25 PM
JD, Wahoo, you are both offering sound advice. I'm just a little put out. I do have the tech scheduled to come out and look at it. They were nice, I can't imagine they'd be rude.
The last motor...
12-21-2012, 10:50 AM
Ugh. Merry Christmas to me. I can't afford this right now. I want to throw this whole system away! Haha.
12-21-2012, 10:05 AM
Ok, fun new problem. I ordered a new motor. The technician who was at my home advised me that to motor in my system was improperly sized, at 1/3 HP, and should have been a 1/2 HP. I installed the...
12-16-2012, 08:51 PM
Ok, that is reassuring. The tech replaced the wire with a wire that feels like it's 1 gauge heavier, so I guess it's fine.
Thanks for the corrected info! Since my new blower motor is somewhere...
12-15-2012, 11:02 PM
Oops, good catch. It's a 3 ton unit all around.
I didn't mean to, while I'm not a pro by a long shot I do know the air handler is the inside portion. :) I refer to my entire system as a...
12-15-2012, 09:24 AM
That's interesting, thanks for the info.
Now, onto new questions I forgot to ask. :)
While the HVAC serviceman was here he noticed that one of the wires to one of the emergency heat strips...
12-14-2012, 03:37 PM
Thought you'd appreciate an update - the technician diagnosed the blower motor had failed. It has ... uh ... one of the windings grounded out. Basically, it is shorting out. In addition, it spins...
12-14-2012, 11:54 AM
Thanks guys, I appreciate the advice.
12-14-2012, 11:15 AM
Something has - I think - destroyed the motor run capacitor on my heat pump, but I am not sure what it is.
I have a Goodman 3.5 ton heat pump, model ARUF036-00A-1A. Two nights ago...
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