So I have a Quadrafire Bodega Bay wood burning insert, it's works GREAT, this is it's second winter and other than perhaps burning a bit too quickly sometimes - I'm totally happy with the units performance.
But on Thursday last week, the blower stopped. Called the dealer and they said they might be able to send someone out in a few days... ouch it's finally frosty here in WNY, just south of Buffalo. He also explained that once he figured out which part was bad, he could the fill out the paper work and then we'd probably wait a week or more for the part to arrive. Bigger ouch.
So, I'm a pretty technical guy, I asked him hey, can't I do a little troubleshooting here to speed things along? Ok. So I've disconnected the blower assembly from the wires that come from the control box.. and sure enough I can measure 110v all the way to the motor. This tells me the motor is bad. But now I've got to wait for Monday for the dealer to send in the claim, wait for it to get approved and then a motor to be shipped. Something that sounds like at least a week or more based on the dealers comments. The dealer appears to be doing what he can, but I've noted that the urgency factor isn't the same as mine I guess I'd expect the dealer to maybe have a spare motor ?... well established dealership, years in business, limited product line... maybe not.
Is there any resources online that I can simply purchase this motor ? It's not rocket science, I'm looking for part # 832-3490 Blower Motor. In fact, I'm thinking I'd like to buy one even when I get the replacement from the dealer just so I have a spare.
Any ideas? Any dealers watching that have a motor and are willing to sell it directly so I can have my heat source back?
Thanks in advance for your comments.