Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-12-2009, 04:51 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

Issues with Bryant Furnace Exhaust Motor


I have a 9 year old Bryant high efficency furnace with the same problem but the technician told me that the Exhaust Motor alone can not be replaced but need to replace the entire panel that the exhaust fan is mounted on.

Is this true? The tech quoted $390 to replace the entire assembly/pannel.

utsc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2009, 05:04 PM   #2
jwrii
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: SW MO
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Issues with Bryant Furnace Exhaust Motor


I have had simular problems with a bryant 355MAV. I bought a replacement motor with the intention of reusing the old impeller. When the new motor arrived I found the old impeller was rusted onto the shaft of the old motor. I drilled the old shaft out. When I put the impeller on the new motor they vibrated annoyingly. It might be best to buy the combo and spend the extra money. There are some other threads on this site that address this same issue and suggest some places that might save some money on the items you need. The inducer assembly is not hard to dissassemble on the 355.

jwrii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2009, 06:53 PM   #3
An old Tradesmen
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 25,079
Rewards Points: 50
Default

Issues with Bryant Furnace Exhaust Motor


Thats a cheap price. Jump on it.

Yes, need to change whole thing.
beenthere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2009, 08:02 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Issues with Bryant Furnace Exhaust Motor


Thank you for the comments.

What's the average life of these furnace as my furnace is 9 years old and there are so many parts that might need to be replaced in the near future(blower motor, sensors, ignitor, and many many more parts).

So at point replacing the furnace is a good option as opposed to repairing it?
utsc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2009, 08:12 PM   #5
An old Tradesmen
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 25,079
Rewards Points: 50
Default

Issues with Bryant Furnace Exhaust Motor


While an average for an area may be 18 to 20 years.
Many don't last that long.

Replacement. Is best done before you sink too much into a current one.
At 9 years. i would probably recommend repair.
But, I haven't seen what condition the rest of your furnce is in.
beenthere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 10:51 AM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Issues with Bryant Furnace Exhaust Motor


I got a quote for $ 1,500 installed for a 80K BTU high effficiency furnace. So I am still thinking if I should pay $1,000 more for peace of mind operation for the next 5-10 years

What should I be looking in a new furnace if I decide to buy one
utsc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 11:22 AM   #7
An old Tradesmen
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 25,079
Rewards Points: 50
Default

Issues with Bryant Furnace Exhaust Motor


At the company doing the install.

Will they do a load calc to determine the right size. Or just guess using some dumb rule of thumb. And what you get is what they slap in.

You can always do your own load calc HVAC Calc is worth its 49 dollar fee.

Then if they suggest a larger furnace. You can ask them their reason for using such a large furnace.

If they say because thats the size you already have. They really don't care about you after they get your money.
beenthere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 12:13 PM   #8
Hvac Pro
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 9,417
Rewards Points: 38
Default

Issues with Bryant Furnace Exhaust Motor


I would still repair that 9 yr old unit. Good for another 6 yrs at least.

Last edited by yuri; 12-13-2009 at 12:47 PM.
yuri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 12:38 PM   #9
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Issues with Bryant Furnace Exhaust Motor


Quote:
Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
At the company doing the install.

Will they do a load calc to determine the right size. Or just guess using some dumb rule of thumb. And what you get is what they slap in.

You can always do your own load calc HVAC Calc is worth its 49 dollar fee.

Then if they suggest a larger furnace. You can ask them their reason for using such a large furnace.

If they say because thats the size you already have. They really don't care about you after they get your money.
Thanks beenthere fore you comments. The house is a 2,100 square feet four bedroom, two and half bath two story house that was built brand new in December 2000 and the builder had installed 80,000 BTU unit. NO load calculations were done and quote to replace it with the same size.

I am still shopping and reviewing my options. Any brands to stay away from? Is is worth paying more for two stage variable speed furnace?
utsc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 12:56 PM   #10
An old Tradesmen
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 25,079
Rewards Points: 50
Default

Issues with Bryant Furnace Exhaust Motor


2 stage VS blower will improve your comfort.
Haven't had anybody regret getting one.

beenthere is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bryant 355MAV furnace and A/C blower not starting rajar2 HVAC 31 02-01-2014 12:03 PM
Gas furnace exhaust vent question nowell HVAC 7 01-30-2012 08:31 AM
Bryant Furnace main burner goes out after 5 seconds Da_Bears HVAC 8 01-03-2012 01:24 AM
Code 31 on my Bryant furnace. Blue46 HVAC 4 11-25-2008 12:42 PM
carrier furnace issues FixItIfICan HVAC 8 11-19-2008 06:09 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.