induction motor problem

Old 10-12-04, 05:42 PM
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induction motor problem

When we turned on our Carrier GFA furnace last week, it didn't work. Turns out that a squirrel had crawled into the roof vent and became trapped against the squirrel (naturally) cage of the induction motor assembly. Once I removed the nasty carcass and cleaned up the furnace, I checked the induction motor and it seemed fine. I did replace the squirrel cage as the actual squirrel had gnawed it a bit in his effort to find a way out. So, I reassembled the motor and fan, but now the motor whines...too loud. Is my motor damaged? Should I replace it? Thanks in advance.
Old 10-16-04, 12:46 PM
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Hello: wdo. Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site.

YES! Replace the entire unit. Very likely the reassembly is not done correctly or some other problem with the part(s) exists.

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