Gotta say thanks
Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:59 PM
Pull the fan out, after almost shocking myself because of flipping the wrong breaker. Get the motor out of the fan. Packed full of dust. So off to Home Depot we go. (This was Sunday, no furnace shops open.) As luck would have it, there was a Trane rep in the HVAC aisle. I asked him where I could find one of these (showing him the motor from a Lennox furnace) to which he replied "not here, and not anywhere on a Sunday."
But the most excellent part was how he explained to me what to do to bring my motor back to life. Oil it, oil it, oil it. Take two wires and stick them into a wall outlet. Then oil it some more. Keep working the thing until it spun freely. He said he brought back to life many a motor this way.
So, to the anonymous Trane rep at Home Depot in Langley BC on Sunday, thank you for saving my wife and I a chunk of money on a new motor, and possibly an expensive service call, by having us buy a $3.29 bottle of oil instead.
And thank you other guys on here, for giving me the confidence to do the job after helping me fix my dryer last year.
Posted 21 February 2006 - 07:17 PM
Why? What should I have used? Or use next time when I service it?
Posted 22 February 2006 - 09:45 AM
let us know how it goes
grainger sells AC motors too
Posted 22 February 2006 - 01:39 PM
Posted 22 February 2006 - 02:51 PM
Posted 22 February 2006 - 07:39 PM
Posted 27 February 2006 - 12:54 PM
Yeah, that's the stuff I got.
lowes and home depot sell it has a motor pix on the front of the can
And I do plan on servicing the thing more frequently than once a year now that the motor is on it's last legs. Maybe every 6 months.
Ah, the joys of being a first time homeowner. Don't know the service history of nothing in the house.
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