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12-13-2009, 04:59 PM #1
When's The Last Time You Changed The Filter?
Got a call for burning smell and fan won't come on. Found this inside of a 1986 Rheem 80+ Imperial:
So, of course I see no filter rack and no filter. I asked when they last had one or changed it, and they looked at me like I was crazy. "We've never had a filter in it". Someone oiled the sh** out of it last year to keep it running (but didn't clean it). Took me over an hour to remove all the fouling and clean up the wheel and housing.
I also was amused to see this mounted on the plenum:
It's an old Sears do-it-yourself humidifier control (115VAC) that was still live and hadn't had a cover on it in years. I had to disconnect it."Why must I lose to this idiot?!"
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12-13-2009, 05:23 PM #2Professional Member*
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You mean to tell me it'sSUPPOSED to have a filterIt`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.
12-13-2009, 07:09 PM #3
At least they didn't put a brand new filter in there and say OH YEAH we change it EVERY month.
12-13-2009, 07:36 PM #4
12-13-2009, 07:50 PM #5
Must be a rheem thing. I had one last year like that. Only once I cleaned it and put a new motor in I had to pull the A/C coil. I will not say why because you know why!
I spent a few bucks in the car wash and went back in the spring and reinstalled it.
12-13-2009, 08:03 PM #6
Yea' I've seen a few that bad, I like the units sitting on a platform in a kitchen area closet with those plastic grocery bags sucked up into the filter and blower.
12-13-2009, 09:13 PM #7
12-13-2009, 10:20 PM #8
looks like this is becoming an epidemicbe honest to yourself and your clients
12-13-2009, 10:58 PM #9
You know, what does it matter what we sell for HE when no one has a filter?
12-14-2009, 07:13 AM #10Regular Guest
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12-14-2009, 08:32 AM #11Regular Guest
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I had a call last week-downflow gas 80+,Furnace tripping out on high limit.Started tearing it apart,and found the original filter jammed up above the return and fan.Black as night.I showed the lady and she said"I have a filter?" lol.I mean,not even in a rack-fully enclosed in a weird transition I went through hell getting it out.It really should be code for filters to be externally mounted.I also get calls for no heat because someone opened their lower door to change the filter,and didn't close the door properly.So I drive for an hour just to show up and close a furnace door.YAY!All I can do is laugh because this is the job I chose.I even see people with EACs that never knew what they were,what they did,or how to change the cells and screens.I'm sure you all can relate...
12-14-2009, 09:30 AM #12
12-23-2009, 09:59 PM #13