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The blower on my hot water heater just buzzes when plugged in. Unit was to hot to touch so my gas delivery man told me to unplug it for a few hours and it might work. it didn't. is there any way to turn the prop. and would this work? This is a 14 year old unit, but I really can't afford a new one now. Thanks Rick

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  • rickmorris58 Oct 03, 2009

    Of course this is Sat. can i get a blower before Mon? And is this something I can do on my own?

    Finally, could running out of gas cause this failure?


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Depending on the type of motor that is in it, there may be very little that you can do. The fact that it got hot was an after occurrance of the fact that it did not rotate. The reason that it did not start and rotate could be loss of the armature coil connection due to an open in the coil somewhere. It might also be due to a bad phase capacitor if it is that type of motor. The best thing that you can do and I highly recommend it is to get it serviced professionally. Due to the age of the unit and the fact that you are dealing with something that could release carbon monoxide into your livingspace.

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Tick your blower motor is shot. truthfully the fact that you got 14 years out of it is one for the record books. you are going to have to bite the bullet and replace it............

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