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    Blower motor replacement cost?

    Whats a fair price for replacing a blower motor in a Trane XV90 system that I had installed 5 years and 2 months ago? Its starting to make a noise like the motor is going out. Motor is 1/2 HP 110V with MOT09249 stamped on it.

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    Sorry, we dont discuss price here....(refer to site rules)
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    Quote Originally Posted by garyreno View Post
    Whats a fair price for replacing a blower motor in a Trane XV90 system that I had installed 5 years and 2 months ago? Its starting to make a noise like the motor is going out. Motor is 1/2 HP 110V with MOT09249 stamped on it.
    It should be under warranty.

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    Every area has different prices as to what the market will bear due to cost of living, pay scales, etc... So no definitive answer. Even within the area from company to company varies greatly. I was talking to a guy yesterday from another company in my area. His company charges 2 times more than what we charge for a warranty evaporator coil and we're right in the middle of what most other companies charge.
    I like DIY'ers. They pay better to fix.

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    Cost of motor plus %
    Cost of engineers wages plus%
    Cost of any consumables used during fitting plus %
    Cost of travel

    The % pays for the office and staff, accountants, insurance, training, trips to wholsalers, site surveys, tools and equipment, van servicing, warranty work, bad debts, taxes, phones, electric, work wear, safety equipment, holidays, sickness, and other stuff i have forgotten.

    The age of the system makes no difference to the cost of replacment except what the motor may cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmathews View Post
    Every area has different prices as to what the market will bear due to cost of living, pay scales, etc... So no definitive answer. Even within the area from company to company varies greatly. I was talking to a guy yesterday from another company in my area. His company charges 2 times more than what we charge for a warranty evaporator coil and we're right in the middle of what most other companies charge.
    It doesn't mean that he's wrong. When I figure a price for installing, say, ductwork only, I'll double the price and then some.

    I had a plumber tell me he could never "do that". He's out of business now.

    Just look at our overhead.

    Reminds me of an upstart HVAC shop. They told me their overhead was low and they were going to get all the business in town.

    Guess what?...............you're right. They were into the wholesaler and Lennox for 6 digits each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyreno View Post
    Whats a fair price for replacing a blower motor in a Trane XV90 system that I had installed 5 years and 2 months ago? Its starting to make a noise like the motor is going out. Motor is 1/2 HP 110V with MOT09249 stamped on it.
    This much should cover it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by the dangling wrangler View Post
    This much should cover it.

    Is that a picture of your basement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd S 2 View Post
    Is that a picture of your basement?
    No. It's todays accounts receivable.

    At least that's what some of the guys here want you to believe.

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    Basic PSC motor = $X.

    ECM Constant Torque Motor = $3X

    Variable speed OEM Motor = $5X

    Parts prices from the OEMs are generally a bit of a shock. Maybe that's why so many of them are offering 10-year part warrantys on new equipment. But we know our numbers and we're going to charge enough to stay and business and yes, by the way, the owner wants to make a profit! We don't make the products, we don't set the prices we pay. We only have control over how efficiently we can run our companies and how much we have to pay our employees. I don't know if you're complaining about the price you were given or think you didn't pay enough and maybe got the wrong motor but what I could suggest if you think it was too much, is that the next time you should bring the furnace down to the service company shop. I'm sure that would cut the bill considerably.
    If YOU want change, YOU have to first change.

    If you are waiting for the 'other guy' to change first, just remember, you're the 'other guy's' other guy. To continue to expect real change when you keep acting the same way as always, is folly. Won't happen. Real change will only happen when a majority of the people change the way they vote!

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    Trane had a 5 year parts warranty 5 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    Trane had a 5 year parts warranty 5 years and
    2 months ago.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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