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My heater had it's twice yearly service about a month ago and everything checked out. I used the heat for the first time a few days ago and it made a loud noise (like a lawn mower). I called the service company and the technician said that the exhaust fan motor is out and needs replaced.
I find it odd that this wasn't caught during seasonal service visit. Is it possible that the technician didn't put the unit back together properly or something similar that could have caused this? The system is a Trane and less than 8 yrs old.
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Hello meglong what type of trane model is it? In the service package that was offered to you was one removing the exhaust fan for cleaning and a minor tune up every year? Because normaly the exhuast fans can be cleaned just by blowing out the fan with some air or even a vaccum cleaner.

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