Question about Electric Circuit Breaker Kit for Furnace
My house is heated with an A series Nordyne electric furnace. A couple of years ago it quit and I had a heater guy come out and fix it. It turned out that the 60 amp fuses had failed. The heater guy showed us that the clips holding the fuses were badly corroded which, he said, led to the fuses overheating and failing. We live about 75 yards from the Puget Sound so our environment is damp and salty. The guy recommended that we clean the fuses and clips holding them on a regular basis to prevent this from happening again.
Good advice which I promptly forgot about until the next time the fuses failed. I got new fuses but before installing them I cleaned the clips on the disconnect and the interlock bar which was also crudded over. The fuses failed again and this time the interlock bar and the disconnect itself got a bit melty.
I understand that Nordyne makes a disconnect that relies on breakers instead of fuses. Given our damp environment I’m wondering if this is a better option than the original system of fuses.
The other thing I need to know is if I should look further for the cause of the fuse failures. The reason I was given; damp, salty air, sounds reasonable to me but should I be checking for other problems in the heater, the heater coils perhaps?
The corroded surface is causing arcing wich is inturn heating up the whole works,REPLACE WITH PROPER BREAKER AND BOX AS THIS IS A FIRE HAZARD!
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 18, 2015 | Heating & Cooling
Oct 24, 2013 | Coleman Intertherm Nordyne Miller Furnace...
Sep 25, 2013 | Nordyne 97-8W5X-OP electric furnace A-coil...
Dec 07, 2010 | Heating & Cooling
Mar 18, 2010 | Heating & Cooling
Nov 12, 2009 | Electric Circuit Breaker Kit for Furnace
Apr 11, 2009 | Heating & Cooling
391 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: