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  1. #1
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    Need's a bigger motor?

    We had a guy call this morning in a panic, say's he need's a new motor.
    "I have a newborn and it's too cold for her".I asked if someone has looked at it. he said "yes, but it will be a week before it get's fixed"."Can you help".So we rush out.........

    We find the unit running but slightly heating.Tripping the fan limit.

    "They said I needed a bigger motor, to push more air"!
    No sir, you just need to clean every now and then.





    Let's just say that they paid the same price as replacing it when we got done.Just alot sooner..........
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  2. #2
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    wow, that is the worst i have ever seen. did you take it to the car wash? did they have this unit cleaned every year?

  3. #3
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    looks like it came from a Chinese or Mexican restaurant....Yuck. Was it sticky or just built up dirt?

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    Looks kinda furry!!

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    It's a cold call for us, but i can tell you they ran it without a filter for over 2 yrs.First time they had a problem he say's.
    Trane gas pak, 6yrs old.The filter was laying on top of the unit.

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    holy crap I've never seen one that bad. I'd be checking the cooling coils as well.

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by maniak View Post
    holy crap I've never seen one that bad. I'd be checking the cooling coils as well.

    Coils? I thought those were the 'permenant' filters.

    I've found a couple that were about that bad. Just pulled the blower assy out of an HRV today that had wheels that looked alot like that. The intake hood screen was a solid sheet of cr@p too!
    Where are you? Are you done yet? I got ONE more call for you.....

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    Fluffy squirrel

    I thought it was the new fangled sound deadening covering like they put in cars for great competition sound systems. Go figure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by actoken View Post
    It's a cold call for us, but i can tell you they ran it without a filter for over 2 yrs.First time they had a problem he say's.
    Trane gas pak, 6yrs old.The filter was laying on top of the unit.
    So you can stop a Trane. Just don't put a filter in. Think I will go try that.
    Buy American! The job you save may be your own.

  10. #10
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    If cleaning that doesnt kill the motor nothing will , imagine how much more air it gonna move.
    You sure are cocky for a starving pilgrim.

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    if it was variable speed it prolly would ran till the heat exchanger busted, or compressor died.

    that's a pretty good one, but i have seen worse
    If Guns Kill People, Do Pencils Misspell Words?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An2a1...eature=related

    Before we work on artificial intelligence why don't we do something about natural stupidity?

  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by zachhvac View Post
    If cleaning that doesnt kill the motor nothing will , imagine how much more air it gonna move.
    It was blowing curtains after that.
    Yes, we cleaned everything, talking him into duct cleaning.

    The E.X. was all stained and dirty.But no crack.
    She is running like a champ.
    So yes, it's hard to stop a trane.
    But you can sure hear them coming!

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