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Blower motor leaking oil
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We had a repairmen claim that our blower motor was leaking oil and should be replaced. It’s a Goodman gms8 multi speed gas furnace. Does the blower motor actually have a resevoir of oil to lubricate it? That doesn’t seem likely.
Say what? And I'll be he pointed to a little puddle of oil on the floor? Get another repairman. I've yet to see a modern electric motor with a reservoir of oil. A saturated wick, maybe, but not a reservoir to leak.Duane1234 said:
We had a repairmen claim that our blower motor was leaking oil and should be replaced. It’s a Goodman gms8 multi speed gas furnace. Does the blower motor actually have a resevoir of oil to lubricate it? That doesn’t seem likely.Br. Jamie, osb
Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England2
+1 @Jamie Hall
Only an old style Split Phase motor could (should) be oiled (over oiled).
Definitely shouldn't be that type of blower motor on a multi speed.
Hopefully he didn't oil it.
There was an error rendering this rich post.1
He said it was “leaking oil” insinuating there was oil to be leaked. I’m not a hvac tech but I’ve worked on a couple and there wasn’t any oil to leak.0
Thanks you’ll all confirming what I thought.0
The heater had no issues. My mom called them out for routine check he came back with 2,300 dollars of needed repairs including the motor. It seemed like bs right away.0
That’s what I thought.0
The heater was installed in 2005. So even if it’s wicking the oil the motor wouldn’t need replacing unless it was making noise. Even then you should be able to relube the felt.0
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