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Old 08-11-2010, 07:19 PM   #1
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Last night around midnight my upstairs air-handler started to sound like a diesel truck in idle.

I climbed up into the attic to see the unit swaying in its straps and vibrating like crazy. Being so late I was not going to deal with it then.

Fearing I had a failing blower motor I prepared for the big bill from my HVAC company.

Today despite being 97 out I ventured up into the attic to take a look. Pulled off the access panel and as the blower came to a stop I heard a distinct whooshing sound. Once it stopped I saw my problem. The wiring schematic had come loose from inside the chamber and got sucked into the blower. I pulled it out, dusted off the the fins and the motor and started the sucker up. Quiet as a baby and no more shake.

I am sure the HVAC people would have charged me $100 to come out and clean that out.

I think that was worth the sweat.

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ha ha, did you lose the wiring schematic in the process or was it salvageable?

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Old 08-12-2010, 01:21 PM   #3
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ha ha, did you lose the wiring schematic in the process or was it salvageable?

It was mostly intact, but I have two identical units up there, so I pulled the schematic out of the other unit just in case.

Amazing how a piece of paper 5x8 inches can completely throw the balance off. You would have thought there was a wet towel in there.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:55 PM   #4
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Good Job gvc you saved some serious bucks, no telling what a HVAC Mechanic would have done.

Not sayin HVAC mechanics are bad just sayin.
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