Squeaking squealing noise in my central heating unit


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Old 12-06-06, 06:31 AM
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Squeaking squealing noise in my central heating unit

My dog woke me up 2 nights ago barking at the closet where my central heating unit is located. The unit was making a squealing noise that sounded as though it was connected to a fan , (sounded like what I would imagine bad fan bearings would sound like) because the sound was in very rapid bursts, sometimes faint, sometimes pretty loud. It stopped after a short while. I noticed this morning though, it was making the faint intermittent noise again, not as loud. Anyone have any idea what it could be? Is it something I can fix myself maybe? Until I can get it fixed, is it dangerous to run the unit with this?

I知 headed off to work now so I値l just turn it off till I get back home.

Thanks for any advice.
 
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Old 12-06-06, 07:08 AM
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Sounds like the bearings are on it's way out.. How old is the unit?

POWER OFF, reach in to the blower and see if there is alot of play or not.
 
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Old 12-07-06, 05:12 AM
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The unit's about 6 years old.

I haven稚 heard any more noises so hopefully it will hold up with just using it at night till I can get to it.. It値l be this weekend before I値l have the time to work on it.

Thanks.
 
 

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