A good motor is crucial for any furnace. Without a good and reliable motor, your furnace cannot run efficiently or may stop working altogether. Over time, the motor can die on you or become tired, which means it will need to be replaced. If you are looking for Lennox furnace motor replacement, this article can help.
Before you go out and purchase a new motor, be sure that it actually needs to be replaced. If you are quite handy, you can check the motor yourself, but to be on the safe side, you should ask a professional to check. Sometimes, the motor may not function as well as it should due to a dirt buildup. If this is the case, a cleaning may be enough to repair the issue.
To replace the motor, you first need to know exactly which model your furnace is. There should be an emblem or sticker on the appliance which tells you this information. If you still have the manual for it, this will also tell you.
Once you know which model you have, you can contact the manufacturer to find out which motor you need. Many manufacturers will sell you the motor if the warranty on the furnace has expired. If it is still under warranty, you may be able to get a free replacement, but this will depend upon the terms of the warranty and the reason for the motor failure.
Many stores that sell major appliances will also sell parts. Contact local stores or search the Web to find what you need. If they do not have the specific part in stock, they will probably be able to order it for you.
Once you receive the motor, it is up to you to decide who installs it – you or a professional. There are many websites that provide instructions on motor replacement. Try to find the most detailed instructions possible, and especially those with images that illustrate each step. If you still have the product manual, this may also tell you how to replace the motor on your own.
If you do not feel particularly comfortable with doing this work on your own, you can ask a professional to do it. If the furnace is still under warranty, you may be able to have the replacement performed for free. Otherwise, you will have to pay. To make life easier, find someone who can get the part for you and also install it.
Originally posted 2010-08-27 07:46:43.