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No drain tube on inducer motor...

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So, I'm 99.99% sure my inducer motor is shot... it's been making weird noises and the other day, stopped altogether.

I ordered a new one and, while waiting for it to arrive, decided to take the old one out.. I've watched a couple youtube videos and I see that there is a drain tube on other people's motor housing...

I don't have a drain tube... there's a nozzle where a drain tube can be connected... and when I took the cover off.. there was condensation in there...

Here is a pic:

Should I have a drain tube? If so, where does it drain to? I'm assuming where all the other condensation goes out... but I don't see where I can connect it on that end.

Please help.. the replacement motor just arrived literally as I was typing this. :)
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That's for a multi-positional unit. Meaning it can be for some combination of up-flow/ down-flow/ side-flow, etc. Different ports are used as you rotate that unit, so they come with caps to block the unused ports. Your drain port would be on the lowest point, which is usually the collector box the venter assembly is mounted to. Each model is different, with some having drains on the venter assembly, and some don't.

I agree with BT, if it was only a few drops, that's normal. If you filled a glass with it, then it's not.

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