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Old 11-17-2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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I need help with installing a new blower and a inducer assembly. I called a heating company today and they did a diagnostic. They told me that my blower motor is broken and my inducer assembly had a hair line crack.(I think that is what its called) They wanted $1400 dollars to fix it. I do not have that type of money. Will anyone out there help me with this. I need some advice where should I get my parts and etc I live in Seattle, WA. I hope someone out there can help me out

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Old 11-17-2010, 08:17 PM   #2
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Post make , model and serial # (age ) of furnace.

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Old 11-17-2010, 08:23 PM   #3
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GE MOTOR 5KCP39KG I think that is the model number.
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:23 PM   #4
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its about 13 years old
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:29 PM   #5
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the brand of furnace is Rheem Criterion 2. model number is RGLH-05EAUER
and year is 1995
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:36 PM   #6
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That cracked inducer is a very common problem with those units. The fan motor replacement on Rheems is a difficult job for any tech as it is a special motor and difficult to disassemble. Generic motors and belly bands don't work. For that kind of $$ I would invest it in a high efficiency furnace and get the rebates B4 the end of this year. You may need a new circuit board soon and that is more $$ into a old unit.
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The furnace place already took the blower out. All I need is to take the motor out. So taking the motor out of the blower is hard? and how much would a blower run me? Thanks for giving a helping hand. I see that you are always on here helping people out. We need more people like you. Is 1400 ripping me off?
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. Is 1400 ripping me off?
No.

I'd get a quote or 3 on a new higher efficiency furnace though.
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:03 AM   #9
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My co. would be in the $1000 and up range and your cost of living may be higher than mine so $1400 may be reasonable. Not sure where you get OEM parts for your unit.
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:58 PM   #10
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Time to tighten your belt, sell your boat, take out some equity, eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a week..etc, etc...


Don't have the cash? Tough!

Pretty hard to live in a cold home.

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