Blower Motor value


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Old 01-28-09, 01:25 PM
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Blower Motor value

I had to replace the blower motor in my forced air gas furnace about 3 years ago because it quit in the middle of the night in winter (Southern Ontario). It was about $500 installed if I recall. The furnace itself is old and needs to be replaced now but I'm wondering if the newer motor is worth anything to me. Should I get anything for it from the HVAC company or is there a used market for this kind of thing?
If you need this info, the furnace was installed in 1986 and it is called "ICI" high-efficiency (it has an air intake/exhaust to the outside). My home is a 2-storey, 4 bdrm, approx 2500 sqft.
 
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Old 01-28-09, 02:50 PM
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A price of $500.00 to have a motor replaced in the middle of the night during a Canadian winter is reasonable.
The price of the motor compared to the service call is small.

A 3 year old motor has next to no value..........maybe five bucks at a yard sale.
If the furnace is actually working when it is removed you may have better luck trying to sell the whole furnace to someone to use in a garage.
 
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Thanks. That's exactly what I wanted to know.
 
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I have already seen where someone has removed the entire blower assembly and put a plug on say some 14-2, w/gnd. romex, and used it for some other purpose as a blower/fan.
 
 

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