comfortmaker rpj2 blower wheel problems
I have a Comfortmaker that started making a loud grinding noise a couple of days ago. I shut off the unit when I heard the noise and it slowly stopped grinding. Then I kicked it back up and it started doing it again. I took the blower assembly off the back of the furnace and spun the motor. The blower wheel doesn't spin with the motor. I spun the blower wheel and it didn't turn the motor either. There's a lot of play with the blower wheel, so I'm assuming it's either loose or not attached at all.
I'm a novice at home repair (just figured out how to repair my washer and dryer a few weeks ago)... I'm just wondering what I should do with the blower assembly. Should I replace the blower wheel or should I see if I can tighten the assembly to the motor shaft?
If I need to tighten it, how do I do that?
Last edited by nuclearjesus; 11-22-2009 at 12:30 PM.