Blower Motor Blues


Old 11-10-08, 11:49 AM
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I have an old Bryant furnace. We replaced the blower motor b/c the other would not kick on...we would just hear a humming sound but it would not turn. We also have a new capacitor but don't know much about them so haven't replaced it.
The new motor is a 4spd, not sure what the old one was but it is the correct replacement for this furnace. Not sure if we need all the wires that are on the new motor or not.

On our wiring there is a "C" which we hooked to the "C" on the new motor and a black which is high and a red that is low. We hooked the High on the new motor into the "1" spot which is high and the low into the "2" spot which is low. Right now the furnace is lighting and getting hot but the blower motor will not do anything.
We do have a volt meter, not sure where to check and what to check but we need to get this figured out and don't have a lot of money to call someone in. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!

Thanks- In NY- getting cold here!!!!!
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Old 11-10-08, 10:22 PM
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i'm not a tech, but if you can manually turn the fan blades (they aren't stiff), and the motor is humming, then it is probably the capacitor. Did you put the new one on? If not, do that, because this motor needs a good capacitor to start up.
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