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Old 08-11-2011, 12:00 PM   #16
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I had been getting so frustrated with this project, I called a few service men to see what they would charge to replace the blower motor. One quoted me $350 -$450 over the phone and mentioned there's probably a problem somewhere else that caused the motor to go out.
I had another tech come to the house and inspect the furnace. He said the circuit board was bad too and gave me a final quote of $605 to replace the blower motor and circuit board. Well these prices were motivating me to try my hand at replacing the blower motor again, but I don't know enough about electrical wiring to mess with the circuit board.
I had another guy inspect the furnace. He mentioned the circuit board was fine and just the blower motor needed to be changed, which he would do for $385 which included an ac tune up and freon replenish that I asked for. Then I asked him how the condition of the whole furnace looked to him. He mentioned its starting to show its age (23 years old). He said the (burner pipes?) are rusting and once they go, you have to replace the whole furnace. So long story short (I know, too late), we decided on replacing the whole furnace for $1500.
The sad part is, I'm returning my dslr camera I just bought to help pay for it. The other sad part is having to admit defeat, that I could not fix the problem. But I think it was probably best. Who knows what else I could have done wrong or missed.

Thank you everyone for your help! I appreciate your comments and advice. They helped when I was feeling pretty frustrated and helpless. Next first time replacement project for me: car brake pads. Let's hope I can keep a cool head this time.

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Old 08-11-2011, 05:49 PM   #17
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Buying new was not a bad move since the furnace was 23 years old and there's no shame in calling a pro. Like a car, furnaces can become a money pit and/or dangerous real fast at that age. Enjoy the peace of mind knowing that you now have a safe and operational furnace for many,many years.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:05 PM   #18
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i was going to ask " how did they diagnose your control board? what was determined about it thats faulty and causing u these problems?" but when you said "23" i wondered what that board looked like, new fuurnace is the golden way. brake pads? easier to fix.

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