Blower Motor for 20 year old Trane


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Old 02-18-07, 06:12 PM
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Blower Motor for 20 year old Trane

My blower Motor has gone bad. The unit is a 20 year old Trane. Can I take the motor out and get it replaced cheap. I am a DIY'er and am looking forward to the task. Where is the best place to get a replacement? Machine shops? Interenet?

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Old 02-18-07, 06:50 PM
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I wanted to give more.

My fan would not come on, so I called a tech to come check it out. He told me that the blower motor needs to be replaced. He also said that the coil need cleaning. He quoted me 1,200 to replace the blower, clean the coil and labor. Me being a DIY person started thinking I could do this myself.

Any help would be great.
 
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Old 02-18-07, 06:52 PM
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Id check a motor shop, Grainger,etc.
 
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Old 02-18-07, 08:10 PM
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Fred,

Grainger is your best bet. They will also have spray cleaner for the evaporator coil. Follow the directions carefully.

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Old 02-19-07, 12:56 PM
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If Grainger dont have The motor . check out Johnstone Supply. Also check and ask for a coil comb. If the coil is that bad the comb will help clean it . Some Home Depots have the coil combs
 
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I very recently paid only $69 for a good sized single speed blower motor from a local motor shop....and put it in, because that is the stuff I do.

Cleaning the A-coil above the furnace?

$1200?

Can I fly out there and do the job for $1150?
 
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Old 02-20-07, 07:23 AM
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Thank You.

Thanks for everyone’s support and help.

I found a motor for $225.00. It was an OME one to. I think I could have I could have finished the whole job in about an hour. I was surprised and amazed how easy it was to do.

Cut Power
4 bolts took off cover
Unplug wires
2 bolts that secured the blower fan unit.
I pulled out blower fan unit.
1 fan bolt
3 fan mounting bolts
2 bolts for the capacitor
Fan and capacitor R&R - Removed and Replaced
REALLY it was that easy…

My 5 and 7 year old boys even helped.

I did take the whole unit outside and cleaned it very good. I also clean the coils and inside the unit. I even vacuumed the inside. It is like new now.

Motor - $225.00
Capacitor – less than $5
Saving $1,000 and spend time with kids…. PRICELESS


Thanks again everyone. My wife even had a gleam in her eye all day yesterday!!! NICE...
 
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Originally Posted by fgarvin View Post
Thanks for everyone’s support and help.

I found a motor for $225.00. It was an OME one to. I think I could have I could have finished the whole job in about an hour. I was surprised and amazed how easy it was to do.

Cut Power
4 bolts took off cover
Unplug wires
2 bolts that secured the blower fan unit.
I pulled out blower fan unit.
1 fan bolt
3 fan mounting bolts
2 bolts for the capacitor
Fan and capacitor R&R - Removed and Replaced
REALLY it was that easy…

My 5 and 7 year old boys even helped.

I did take the whole unit outside and cleaned it very good. I also clean the coils and inside the unit. I even vacuumed the inside. It is like new now.

Motor - $225.00
Capacitor – less than $5
Saving $1,000 and spend time with kids…. PRICELESS


Thanks again everyone. My wife even had a gleam in her eye all day yesterday!!! NICE...

Shes got the 1000.00 spent for you...
 
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Old 02-21-07, 06:16 PM
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You should be able to get one at a trane dealer, an HVAC dealer, or theough the internet. The nets probably the cheapest, but it's winter and you'd have to wait longer. What are you doing for heat?
 
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Old 02-21-07, 07:15 PM
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JavaBob,

Now you are a pro. You will probably never forget the procedure in any house you ever live in. And you can buy rentals and do the work...or do the work for a neighbor and tell him it will only cost him $50 labor to pay you because you are such a nice guy, instead of charging him the $1200 going rate.
 
 

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