Hello all, I am new here officially, but after searching these forums for the last two days, I feel as though I know you all already! LOL. Not to mention, you all deserve teaching degrees with the amount of info I have learned about my furnace from you in the last two days. So here is the situation:
I have a Payne furnace. Ive been getting code 31 (pressure switch issues). From what I have learned on here, I have been able to deduce it is the inducer motor. When restarting the furnace, it would kick on for the 90 second trial and then shut off. I would hear a slight "squeal" behind the inducer fan and noticed that it "tried" to rotate, but wouldnt. At one point I spun it by hand, it caught, and the furnace ran for about an hour or so (although it was making some extra noise from that fan). It then kicked back off, and wont even jump start by turning that fan. I priced inducer motors this morning
they are expensive. Does it sound like I need a brand new motor or is there a chance that it can be manipulated into working? Either way, is it something I can take off on my own or is this going to take a "professional" fix? I really want to prove my wife wrong on this one, so any help is GREATLY appreciated.
The part number in question hc21z123a
Let me know if you need any more info. Thanks!