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On my Carlin FRD-99 the circuit breaker on the blower motor kicks out every 2 to 4 days

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Lately my Peerless boiler with Carlin blower "FRD-99" works OK for 2 to 4 days then the circuit breaker on the blower motor kicks out. If I press that red button on the motor and then the red button the primary box the blower starts to work OK again for few days. I replaced the oil filter and the nozzle 2 times. Is it possible the motor is going bad or the oil pump is going bad?
Any help will be appreciated
Thank you

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  • captainco
    captainco Member Posts: 796
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    It is either the motor or the pump but only testing can determine which.
  • ajoil
    ajoil Member Posts: 2
    edited December 2017
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    How can I test this parts correctly? Will i need a pressure gauge or should I feel the motor if it spleens freely?
    Thank you
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,840
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    I would check the motor running amps with an amp meter and compare it to the nameplate rating. Is the motor getting too warm to keep your hand on it?

    I would take the motor out and spin it over by hand and listen for bad bearings etc. Turn the pump shaft by hand. Some resistance is normal.

    Most likely a bad motor, but it could be a pump issue
  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,833
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    On my it was the motor. Same exact symptoms.