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bigrigfixer

Gotta say thanks

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bigrigfixer

Our blower fan motor packed it in last week, and after getting help from you guys for fixing my dryer last year, I figured I could take on the furnace too.  So...

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.

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exsearsguy

What kind of oil did you use? Not 3 in 1 I hope.

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bigrigfixer

Yeah, that stuff.  SAE 20, with a picture of a motor on it.  The Trane guy said it would be good.

Why?  What should I have used?  Or use next time when I service it?

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edwardh1

the motor will freeze up again most likely- I would replace it.

let us know how it goes

grainger sells AC motors too

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exsearsguy

Never seen sae 20 3-1 oil locally. If it's the stuff in a red can it's good for barn doors and gate hinges. If it's something different you may be ok.

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edwardh1

lowes and home depot sell it has a motor pix on the front of the can

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exsearsguy

Gotta drive a whole county away to get to a Home Depot or Lowes. If I go that far I have the family with me.So, I don't go to those places very often.

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exsearsguy

That's what I use and recommend.

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bigrigfixer

[user=27]edwardh1[/user] wrote:

lowes and home depot sell it has a motor pix on the front of the can

Yeah, that's the stuff I got.

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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