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  1. #1
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    pool of red oil under blower motor

    It's pretty often we would find pool of red oil right under blower motor in furnace. Usually PSC motors with permanently oiled bearings. It is normal or what?

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    never saw that...unless its fuel oil from the burner
    Last edited by Gross; 08-24-2011 at 08:20 AM. Reason: too smartass'd a comment

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    NG furnaces, we have no oil furnaces here.

    No, Natural gas units. Oil looks red like ATF FLUID. I see it on brand new installs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smooth_operator View Post
    No, Natural gas units. Oil looks red like ATF FLUID. I see it on brand new installs.
    oh, i actually think thats exactly what it is. Ever notice how sheet metal elbows are coated in oil to prevent rusting? (benchmark is anyway) yea thats red oil too. The mfr is probably just putting a little too much on the heat ex to protect it and its dripping down.

    My educated GUESS anyway.

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