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    Oil Fired Furnace needs Occaisional blower rest

    Have a situation where the Blower motor cuts out maybe once or twice a week.
    Chimney replaced by Power Vent during remodel 18 months ago.
    Issue May have begun then, homeowner cannot recall.
    Beckett blower motor appears new
    Thoughts?

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    Is it a miller furnace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billg View Post
    Is it a miller furnace?
    i have never seen a pwer vented miller. can this be done? and why?

    more info please. does just the motor stop? is it a limit? have you done any testing? now that i read it more, do you meen burner motor? that could be a power venter issue. has the ho contacted the company who installed the venter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billg View Post
    Is it a miller furnace?
    no,

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    Yes, motor just stops
    No testing done

    Unit is an:
    OLSEN
    Model # MPL 120
    Rated at 117,000 btu/hr

    Homeowner refuses to allow PV installer back on property after they left all install debris down in crawl space (ugh)
    Took a couple pics.
    Trying to figure out how to attach or embed

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    It could be that when they installed the power vent they wired it through the cad cell relay. The relay may be timing out before the pressure switch makes burner starts and flame is proven, or any other number of things like misadjustment, dirty, etc.

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    If you think this is due to the install of the power vent take a look at the draft proving switch often these are clogged. In any event if the draft does not prove the burner is wired into the safty circuit and will shut down. This can be intermittent like you have experienced.

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    not the blower motor, but the burner motor.

    how do you reset it and why are you blaming the motor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tecman1 View Post
    If you think this is due to the install of the power vent take a look at the draft proving switch often these are clogged. In any event if the draft does not prove the burner is wired into the safty circuit and will shut down. This can be intermittent like you have experienced.
    Sounds reasonable, thanks

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    At the lower right of the Reply page, you'll see tabs. Click the middle tab "Go Advanced" then below the window you type in you'll see "manage attachments". Click that then follow the text boxes for selecting, uploading and attaching files.

    If this power vent blows out, it is illegal. If it is a wall mounted exterior exhaust then it may be ok. Meanwhile, can you provide make and model of PV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazpek View Post
    Sounds reasonable, thanks
    The Power Vent is a:
    Tjernlund SS2 Sideshot
    Model SS2

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