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Induced draft motor

NO HEAT----I have a Bryant 350MAV furnace and the induce motor fan broke. Is there a way to bypass this till tomorrow when I can get a replacement?

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  • mnflash Mar 09, 2009

    Thanks dwkcool, that's kind of what I thought. At least it's not 20 below this weekend ust need to thow another log on and curl up with the wife till Monday morning.

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The inducer motor is what takes the cabonmonoxide out of the house from the unit and should not be bypassed

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Dwkcool is right! And even if you by pass it it will most likely over heat and cause another problem. then you have to trouble shoot that down.

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The 1st thing I do is go to the thermostat and put the Fan switch from Auto to the On position. If the fan operates this proves you have both high and low voltages and the breaker, fuses, transformer etc is functional, this saves one from going to the breakers and air handler often in an attic or roof or basement.
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With furnace OFF ,Disconnect the top of the hose that leads to the
Bottom of Daft inducer Box, Now blow into it water will come out
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