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MUNCHKIN BLOWER MOTOR, CAN IT BE REPAIRED IF IT STILL RUNS BUT NEEDS TO BE MANUALLY STARTED

We have a T140M Munchkin hot water boiler. The blower motor works but has to be manually started, acts like the start capacitor is bad. It sometimes starts on it's own. How can this be repaired?

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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 17,022
    If by manually started...

    you mean giving it a spin by hand and then off it goes, it may well be the start capacitor -- and those can be replaced.  Better to have someone do it who knows what he or she is doing, although it isn't really all that hard...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • Slimpickins
    Slimpickins Member Posts: 323
    need a pro

    There is no start capacitor for the combustion blower. It may be a control issue but probably not and the blower is on its last leg. You need to call someone who is qualified to work on a Munchkin because it does take a different skill set to work on. They can be tricky to replace if you don't know what you're doing. You need to pull the burner to make it easier to get to the screws. It will also be a good change to check out the heat exchanger to see if it needs cleaned and a combustion analysis should be done as part of the job.
  • Steve Whitbeck
    Steve Whitbeck Member Posts: 669
    ECM motor

    Replace the motor. No start capacitor.
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