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Old 05-12-2012, 06:32 PM   #1
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Condensate Leak Around Inducer Motor


My 19yo Comfortmaker GUH furnace was leaking water from the bottom of the inducer motor seal. I tightened the screws and the leak stopped. There is water trickling from the condensate drain line, so it's not clogged.

My question then, is the water buildup around the inducer indicative of a larger problem? Or have I already done what needed to be done?

Otherwise, the unit functions as well as it ever has.

Thank you in advance for any insight.


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Old 05-12-2012, 07:35 PM   #2
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I think you just tightened up some screws that were a bit loose. The water in the ID assy is normal. If it's building up to where the ID fan cage can touch the water then that's a different issue of plugged drain lines.
Otherwise it's OK.


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Old 05-14-2012, 05:23 PM   #3
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yep water in there is normal there is and o ring type gasket in there i think may as how said just snug up on bolts.....maybe some clogged lines????
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At 19 years old you need to check those drain lines. There is probably a lot of sediment buildup in them causing a higher level than normal in the induction blower housing.
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