I've got 2 Ruud 80% Gas Fur (UGLG-05EAUER).
The tech that did my recent service showed me that both draft inducers had cracks in the case. He told me that he has seen it in all Ruuds of the same time frame as mine.
He told me I have a CO concern - I disagreed since it made no sense to me that a leak into the area where airflow is being sucked into the burner is problem. (leak gets drawn into burner backthrough heatexchange, back to inducer) He seemed to agree with me, but told me that his boss had told him to still raise that concern when he sees these cracked inducers.
Anyway, I agreed to the repairs since I was more worried about losing pressure and having something shutdown the units. The tech then told me that Ruud knew that the inducers were defective and that exact replacements aren't available. The original is a composite and the replacements are stainless steel. He told me he thought he had inducers that would fit, after I said "ok", he then told me I should probably get another tech to install them because he thought they were tricky and easy to mess up the install.
Anyway, to make a long story short, I told him to give me his info and I'd call his company back when I was ready. He has me totally worried that they are going to put something in that is not quite right.
Here are the details.
Original cracked inducers are: Ametek 117104-01,
He wants to replace them with Jakel 117847-07 #70-24157-03, 66838
I tried to figure this out myself by doing a search at the rheem website, but the closest I came to a part lists was "Rheemmote.net" which I don't (or shouldn't) have access to.
I know there are a lot of Rheem/Ruud experts here....is what he is suggesting the right part????? I'm hoping this is an approved Ruud part. Also, if there are a number of different manufactures of this part, are there any better ones, i.e., doesn't crack, also wouldn't mind if the jet engine noise was a little less.