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Furnace/air cond. blower motor is smoking

Hi, I had a problem with the motor on my furnace blower and it seemed the bearings were bad. My dad replaced the bearings. In his workshop he powered up the blower and it ran. However, when I put it back in our furnace and tried to run it, the fan didn't turn and the motor started to smoke.

Any ideas on what might cause this?

The furnace is an Amana Air Command. I think the category I chose for this question is not quite right but I couldn't find one for furnaces.

Thanks,
Sandy

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  • thetim May 11, 2010

    when it ran was the wheel on it? proly not. motors bad sounds like there is no restriction when the wheel is off. Is there an oil cap on the motor? try that but sounds like the motor if dead.

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