Rheem Criterion II Gas Furnace


  #1  
Old 10-19-11, 05:28 PM
Q
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 141
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
Rheem Criterion II Gas Furnace

I have an issue with the arm that covers the air filter for my HVAC system. I've got some pics of the arm. I'm not familiar with HVAC, but there is a small metal wire arm that is supposed to hold the filter in place. As you can see from the pics, it is not doing its job. I'm wondering if someone can help me fix this so I can make the filter stay in place.


This one is with the filter looking the way it is supposed to:







This one is what it looks like once the fan comes on & the metal arm no longer holds it in place.:








This is a sideways picture of me trying to show all the way back to where the arm is screwed in:




Thanks for the help in advance.
 
  #2  
Old 10-19-11, 10:07 PM
hvactechfw's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 5,491
Upvotes: 0
Received 4 Upvotes on 4 Posts
There is not much you can do with that poor design. put a screw through to hold it in place is all I can think of. BTW, you filter is in backwards. The arrow should point towards the blower.
 
  #3  
Old 10-19-11, 10:53 PM
SeattlePioneer's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle, Wa
Posts: 4,469
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
You have a denser filter which offers more resistance to airflow, allowing the filter to be sucked towards the motor.

A xheaper filter would probably avoid the problem.
 
  #4  
Old 10-20-11, 12:02 PM
Q
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 141
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
Well, I think I've found a solution. A wood block in there would prop the arm up. My question is there any heat generated in this box? The furnace itself is in a separate compartment above this one. Just trying to make sure it won't be a fire hazard.
 
  #5  
Old 10-20-11, 12:35 PM
SeattlePioneer's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle, Wa
Posts: 4,469
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
Heat is not an issue.

...............................................................................................
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: