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The blower on our Carrier Model 58wav started squeaking loudly 2 days ago and after finding the manual for it, I'm not sure if I can lubricate it our if it has sealed bearings. How do I tell before removing it?

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The motor will have plastic plugs on the end of motor housing on outer edge - usually on top - you should be able to see outside plug - motor end without the shaft - squirrel cage may be hiding the other- if you can pull or shake the squirrel cage side to side the bearing/bushing is bad

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