Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2019
    Location
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Posts
    1
    Post Likes

    Confused Inducer Motor amperage

    My residential furnace was serviced today by a company I have a contract with. They advised me that the Inducer Motor was pulling 1.5 of 1.4 amps. I declined a new motor at this time because .1 amps really doesn't sound so bad. Was I right to say no? I see other posts about people who have inducers pulling WAY more than .1 amps.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    nebraska
    Posts
    2,809
    Post Likes
    Usually I'll see inducers run 80-90% of FLA. You can run it until it dies if you want. Primary down side is you'll have no heat while it's broke and sometimes they take a few days to get shipped in.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Mount Holly, NC
    Posts
    7,738
    Post Likes
    Most often the motor NEVER operates at nameplate rating.

    If it is pulling at or over rated draw, it likely is either running with damaged bearings, or the impeller cage is missing some fins, and it’s over speeding... either way, it’s going to fail.

    Now... it is also possible the tech has a bad meter reading...
    The TRUE highest cost system is the system not installed properly...

    Find a HVAC-Talk Contractor by clicking here

    Click below to BECOME a pro member
    https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/forumdispl...ip-Information

    Do you go to a boat repairman with a sinking boat, and tell him to put in a bigger motor when he tells you to fix the holes?

    I am yourmrfixit

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    78,340
    Post Likes
    Quote Originally Posted by vstech View Post
    Most often the motor NEVER operates at nameplate rating.

    If it is pulling at or over rated draw, it likely is either running with damaged bearings, or the impeller cage is missing some fins, and it’s over speeding... either way, it’s going to fail.

    Now... it is also possible the tech has a bad meter reading...
    Good chance its the tech's meter accuracy that's showing over amperage.
    Contractor locator map

    How-to-apply-for-Professional

    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •