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  1. What type of engineer are you? My guess is...

    What type of engineer are you? My guess is electrical.
  2. You cannot oil the draft motor on that furnace. ...

    You cannot oil the draft motor on that furnace. If it's buzzing and really hot then it's likely seized up. Draft motors are not field repairable - the manufacturers sell them as assembled items. ...
  3. Every once in a while gas like to remind you that...

    Every once in a while gas like to remind you that if you make one tiny mistake they'll find what's left of you scattered across a couple of lawns.

    A lot of guys get careless and complacent because...
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    I've personally installed loads of Pro 1 stats. ...

    I've personally installed loads of Pro 1 stats. The T755, the T955w and the ole T701. The 801 is just the 701 with a much larger display for older folks. Good solid stats.
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    Yeah, it was awful. They jumped the rollout and...

    Yeah, it was awful. They jumped the rollout and bypassed the high limit, then they used a wire nut to try and hide it. At first glance it looked like it was all hooked up, but when you actually...
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    I had one do this. It had to be breached (and...

    I had one do this. It had to be breached (and the company before us had bypassed that darn rollout because it kept tripping :gah:) but we couldn't find it. We ended up ripping the furnace out, at...
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    AFAIK we're the only supplier that doesn't charge...

    AFAIK we're the only supplier that doesn't charge for after hours. I can log in from home and I keep a catalog near my desk too.
  8. Goodman GMP? It's gonna need more than a blower.

    Goodman GMP? It's gonna need more than a blower.
  9. Yes you are, it's in your initial post. You're...

    Yes you are, it's in your initial post. You're also trying to be cute and brag about how you saved yourself so much by repairing it yourself.



    You (by your own admission) have no idea what it...
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    He's lucky he didn't have a fire. If he hadn't...

    He's lucky he didn't have a fire. If he hadn't been home he might have lost everything. That guy is the perfect example of why this site doesn't do DIY advice. He literally could've killed someone...
  11. Is this a 90% furnace? (Is the exhaust blower...

    Is this a 90% furnace? (Is the exhaust blower housing plastic?). The plastic ones are notorious for wheels cracking and warping. They make a lot of noises before they shatter and jam up the motor....
  12. The motor should stop once it hits the end switch...

    The motor should stop once it hits the end switch and the boiler kicks on, it should not continue spinning around. I'd recommend having a technician troubleshoot this for you to be sure you don't...
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    Not only do we do 24 hour/7 day callouts, but we...

    Not only do we do 24 hour/7 day callouts, but we don't charge you to open either. I'm pretty sure we have a branch near you too.
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    We used to keep a Cappy at the parts counter for...

    We used to keep a Cappy at the parts counter for testing caps. It's nice if you have a lot of them to check, or your meter doesn't do them already. Just remember it has a fuse in it, if it stops...
  15. Had a guy ask for a price on a Reznor heat...

    Had a guy ask for a price on a Reznor heat exchanger, out of warranty. Got it for him, then looked at the price of a new unit (same model he had). The difference was less than $20. He still had to...
  16. It's not to code here either, but unless Cletus...

    It's not to code here either, but unless Cletus and his brood open the window I doubt it's a real hazard either.
  17. Actually no. Record number of calls for obsolete...

    Actually no. Record number of calls for obsolete parts on really old furnaces though. Someone called the other day looking for a mercury flame sensor for a 40 year old GE. I've sold more millivolt...
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    I like to look at a company's BBB comments and...

    I like to look at a company's BBB comments and Yelp reviews. Yes, most everyone has one or two complaints, but if you see the same thing over and over or rude replies from the company then you know...
  19. I like the Christmas lights on the unit in the...

    I like the Christmas lights on the unit in the first picture. Very festive.
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    I worked on a lot of newcon jobs that used...

    I worked on a lot of newcon jobs that used Jackson Systems. We replaced a lot of bad dampers. Someone else suggested Arzel, they are very versatile and Arzel will even build you custom size...
  21. I would not recommend replacing the ignition...

    I would not recommend replacing the ignition control yourself. If you wire it incorrectly the results could be disastrous. Your service tech can order that part no problem. As for spare parts that...
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    So, this must be the line voltage AC you wanted...

    So, this must be the line voltage AC you wanted to hook a digital thermostat to. You can get a replacement unit, they are usually special order and custom built. Your installer will have to measure...
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    I used to work with a guy who had a great...

    I used to work with a guy who had a great routine. He'd keep an old beater pair of pliers in his bag, if he saw a girl he liked he'd leave them on top of the furnace, then call later and ask if he...
  24. ^^^^^ THIS. Had to hire a delivery driver...

    ^^^^^ THIS.

    Had to hire a delivery driver once. 100% of the guys who came in SWORE they had no points and could pass a drug test. Out of the five I managed to get to the testing point, only one...
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    Is it natural or LP? I've seen this before,...

    Is it natural or LP? I've seen this before, leveling the boiler (so the burners had the correct factory pitch) solved the issue. For natural, you might try shimming up the back of the boiler a bit...
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    Yeah we definitely don't have any information on...

    Yeah we definitely don't have any information on the older stuff here, nor does Nordyne. For a unit that old I can't imagine the wiring would be that funky anyway though.
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    Make sure you have a good ground as well.

    Make sure you have a good ground as well.
  28. I've had to do it before, even after providing...

    I've had to do it before, even after providing proof of over 15+ years in the business. I went with a tech for a day, by call #2 he had called in and told them to hire me ASAP. They might just want...
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    Try a junkyard. That unit is long obsolete. ...

    Try a junkyard. That unit is long obsolete.

    Airtemp is made by Nordyne but the name is owned by R.E. Michel. They are the same as Broan but painted different, and Airtemp is a limited line. ...
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    There are lots of ways to treat odd smells coming...

    There are lots of ways to treat odd smells coming from the ducts, but disabling fan controls usually isn't one of them. It might be time for a whole house duct cleaning with a sanitizer. You may...
  31. Oh boy. Wow.

    Oh boy. Wow.
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    That style of furnace is exceedingly old. If you...

    That style of furnace is exceedingly old. If you intend to keep using it for heat you should have a service company inspect it (especially the heat exchanger) and make sure it's safe.
  33. It is not unusual to find cracked heat exchangers...

    It is not unusual to find cracked heat exchangers in that style furnace. Did your technician actually see a crack or did he just say it was rusty? You'd need someone to come out and either scope or...
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    They are generally useless, and some...

    They are generally useless, and some manufacturers have warnings in their instructions not to add accessory blankets or insulation.

    I'd remove it.
  35. The better question is why you're still tinkering...

    The better question is why you're still tinkering with it after it's been repaired? If it's working and not making noise, leave it alone. If it breaks again call your tech back. Stop worrying, and...
  36. You didn't really ask a question, you just posted...

    You didn't really ask a question, you just posted two pictures. Looks like a pretty simple setup to me. Unfortunately, we don't assist in DIY repairs. Try calling Honeywell's consumer line (should...
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    If you paid to have a new furnace installed then...

    If you paid to have a new furnace installed then call him back as many times as it takes for him to correct it.
  38. 1. You are wasting time and effort attempting to...

    1. You are wasting time and effort attempting to service this yourself when you've been repeatedly told you need a service tech.
    2. The board not storing codes is not a good enough reason to...
  39. This forum doesn't assist with DIY repairs, and...

    This forum doesn't assist with DIY repairs, and you definitely should have a professional install this for you considering that it's a line voltage thermostat.
  40. The type of control you want requires an upgraded...

    The type of control you want requires an upgraded humidistat. Aprilaire sells a digital humidistat that can be wired to automatically run the furnace blower when your humidity dips, but we can't...
  41. Not even the patented ZipTie bulb mounting...

    Not even the patented ZipTie bulb mounting system? For shame!
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    As far as I know (last I checked) they would not...

    As far as I know (last I checked) they would not exchange furnaces, and they would not pro-rate a new furnace for you. If this has changed since then a Carrier dealer can correct me.

    Changing...
  43. Yes. What you're looking at is commonly referred...

    Yes. What you're looking at is commonly referred to as a "desuperheater". I've never seen one for use on a mini-split though, not sure how well that would work.
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    I've never seen grille or register "flap" dampers...

    I've never seen grille or register "flap" dampers that seal 100%. You'd need motorized ones for that I think. Why do you want to do that?
  45. Yes, assuming the serial number is within the...

    Yes, assuming the serial number is within the warranty period. They will provide a new heat exchanger and some money toward labor.



    Assuming there is a heat exchanger issue, it's difficult to...
  46. In this order: 1. It's not the wheel causing...

    In this order:

    1. It's not the wheel causing your issue. Carrier has had a big issue with these inducers, but typically they are either noisy or the wheel shatters and it stops completely. You...
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    Twist until unit no go boom

    Twist until unit no go boom
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    If you're paying for a diagnostic then you...

    If you're paying for a diagnostic then you deserve to get a complete answer. If he can't specifically tell you what's wrong then ask him point blank: "What exactly is wrong with it?" If he can't...
  49. Lumpy - Call someone before you get hurt. ...

    Lumpy -

    Call someone before you get hurt. Even with the power off you can still discharge a capacitor and get seriously shocked.
    It could be a lot of things that we can't tell over the...
  50. In this order: - Ask your contractor if he...

    In this order:

    - Ask your contractor if he would install a part you ordered yourself.
    - If he says yes, make sure you get a new motor capacitor as well
    - Before your service tech installs the...
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