Weather maker SX Leak


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Old 10-24-20, 07:59 AM
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Weather maker SX Leak

My OLD weathermaker is leaking at that housing. I donít know what itís called but it looks easy to replace. Can someone give me the name of the part and the difficulty involved in replacing it?

I need 3 notes years out of this furnace then I can Iím selling!






 

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Old 10-24-20, 09:59 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

That looks like a condensing furnace. Have you checked the drain lines for clogs ?
Have you have had that professionally checked and cleaned recently ?
Older furnaces need to be inspected for rust thru problems in their heat exchangers.

A model number would be needed for more detailed help.
 
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Old 10-24-20, 01:32 PM
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The drain lines are not clogged. In the photos you can see the water coming out of that ďexhaust manifoldĒ. There is corrosion on it. What is that thing called?
 
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Here is the leak and model information.
It looks like the fan assembly will have to come out to reseal that manifold.


And thereís the leak

 

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Old 10-24-20, 08:13 PM
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Sorry for the delay. Had a few board problems to take care of.

I was trying to find out what the seal is between the box and the burner.
I could not find any info or pictures to refer to.

You said you checked the drain lines.
Did you remove the black hose at the bottom of the box ?
You need to make sure the fitting up into the box isn't clogged.
If it is.... the water fills up and finds a place to run out.

 

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Old 10-27-20, 07:02 PM
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That's the exhaust off the inducer, not the air intake.

You can try undoing the clamps and re-seating the pipe.

That furnace looks like it's near or greater than 30 years old and the likelyhood the secondary heat exchanger is still good is very low. High CO is probably pouring out the exhaust.
If you want to keep it, it must be checked for this - I would just get a new basic builder's grade furnace since the age will be an issue when selling the house.

Edit: If I'm reading the serial right, it's a 1989!

See: https://www.furnaceacexperts.ca/heat...ranty-program/

The installation was done poorly - plenum much larger than the opening of the furnace.
 
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Old 11-02-20, 07:14 AM
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I had a licensed contractor come out. Itís basically held together with Flex Seal at this point. He checked the heat exchanger and he says itís fine right now. He blew out the lines and it doesnít leak anymore. He said he wonít fix it again. I told him Iíll get a new one in spring. Thanks for the help.
 
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Old 11-12-20, 04:00 PM
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^Did he do a carbon monoxide test.
 
 

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