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NEED A SQUIRREL CAGE FOR FRIEDRICH FURNACE MODEL #GUA160NFB

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Why do you think you need a squirrel cage?

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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20+ year-old Williamson Temp-O-Matic furnace makes sound like a overly-full tumbling clothes dryer lately. Is something wrong? What might it be? Thanks!


Dear Anonymous,
Is there a possibility you have a furnace, not a clothes dryer?
If so, it sounds like you have something ( dirt? lint? expired varmit?) in or on your squirrel cage blower fan.
Someone will need to that the furnace apart and see what is going on inside.
Summertime is a good time to do furnace "maintenance service".
God bless your efforts.

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This blower motor lost some blades some how threw it all out of wack (wobbly) so much it hitting casing. Motor works. Would I need to replace everything or just the blade wheel ? It is an older amana air...


you may have to replace the blower because the squirrel cage is out of balance due to the loss of blades.
and may have damaged the bearings/bushings
if you can get just the squirrel cage that great

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How to replace blower wheel on Friedrich SL28M30 AC unit


follow this steps and fix it. God bless you








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      Turn the electricity to the air conditioning unit off at the
      service disconnect box. Follow the wires from the AC unit to the
      disconnect box, usually located next to the unit. Open the disconnect
      box and, depending on the type, either pull the buss-bar or flip the
      disconnect switch.





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      Open the air handler\'s access panels with the correct size of nut driver, usually 5/16- or 1/4-inch. Save the screws.









    • Remove the control panel\'s cover, if equipped, with a nut
      driver. Some models have a flat metal cover over the electronic
      controls, and some control panels butt up to the unit\'s access cover.
      Save the screws and access cover.





    • 4



      Follow the wires from the blower motor. Two wires will go to
      a capacitor located on the blower\'s housing. The rest of the wires will
      go to the control panel.





    • 5



      Cut the wires leading into the control panel with wire cutters. Leave the cut wires connected inside of the control panel.





    • 6



      Remove the retaining bolts with either a nut driver, usually
      3/8-inch, or an adjustable wrench. The retaining bolts, found on the
      mounting brackets that the blower\'s housing slides on, keep the blower\'s
      housing locked into position. Save the bolts.





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      Slide the blower motor\'s housing out of the AC unit. The housing will slide straight out along the mounting brackets.





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      Disconnect the two wires going to the capacitor. They will pull straight off the capacitor\'s terminals.





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      Unscrew the squirrel cage\'s locking-screw with an adjustable
      wrench. The squirrel cage, the bladed wheel, connects to the blower
      motor\'s shaft inside of the housing. The locking screw holds the
      squirrel cage to the shaft.





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      Unscrew the blower motor\'s mounting screws with either a nut
      driver, usually 3/8-inch, or an adjustable wrench. These screws hold
      the motor to the housing and are found on the opposite side of the
      squirrel cage, the same side that the wires leave the motor.





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      Pull the motor from the housing. A drop of oil on the shaft
      will aid in removal. If the squirrel cage sticks to the shaft, then hold
      the shaft still with an adjustable wrench while spinning the squirrel
      cage on the shaft.





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      Slide the new blower motor into the housing. The blower motor\'s shaft will slide into the squirrel cage\'s hole.





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      Tighten the blower motor\'s mounting screws.





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      Spin the blower motor\'s shaft until the flat part of the
      shaft lines up with the squirrel cage\'s locking screw. Move the squirrel
      cage in or out until it does not touch the housing or the blower motor.
      Tighten the locking screw.





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      Connect the blower motor\'s capacitor wires, usually brown or
      brown with white stripes, to the capacitor. Direct replacement motors
      use the same color-coded wires as the original.





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      Slide the blower motor\'s housing into the AC unit along the mounting brackets. Install the mounting bracket\'s retaining bolts.





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      Connect the new blower motor\'s wires in the control panel
      one at a time. Disconnect one old wire in the control panel. Determine
      its color and connect the new wire, of the same color, to its place. Do
      this for all wires.





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      Replace the control panel\'s cover, if equipped, and the
      unit\'s access cover. Turn on the power to the unit at the disconnect box
      and test the blower motor.







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My furnace just started running loud and floor began vibrating close to unit. What does this mean?


More than likely the squirrel cage blower motor is defective or the blower cage bearings are in need of replacement.

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Replacing wheel blower on an american standard gas furnace commercial model TDD120C960A0


This is for the main blower right? if so...

You'll want to have the replacement parts around for this, usually the only thing to break is the motor, but occasionally the squirrel cage will bust up.
First unplug the unit, then proceed to disconnect everything in the path of the blower assembly. Take note of exactly which wires go where and whatnot (taking a picture is a good idea).
The assembly itself sits in a track and is held in place by 2 1/4" hex head screws. remove those then slide the entire assembly out of the unit.
Loosen, with a small Allen wrench, the little screw holding the motor shaft to the squirrel cage.
The motor is held to the assembly with a few bolts, easy to spot, they should be 7/16th hex heads.
Remove those completely, undo the ground (green wire) then drop the old motor out of the assembly. This may be very difficult (Use the weight of the motor to your advantage).
If your squirrel cage looks fine (no broken pieces) then all you need is the new motor.*
You'll need the harness from the old motor, strap that on in the same position as it was on the old motor.
Slide the new motor into the assembly and bolt it in with those 7/16th heads. then position the squirrel cage on the shaft in a way that it rotates freely and easily, as centered as it can be, then tighten the little allen head... super tight, you don't want that to come loose.
Then slide the whole assembly back into the furnace and reverse all that previous undoing.

*If the squirrel cage needs replacing, remove the old one (it'll just pull out once you've undone the motor and a few small screws) slip the new one in, and continue.

If the wires from the motor seem confusing, green is the ground (put a loop on it and screw it to the assembly), the rest go to the circuit board. White is Neutral, Red and Yellow are spares, Black goes to "Cool" and Blue goes to "Heat". I can't remember the name of those types of plugs, but they're often available at auto parts shops. You want the 1/4" size. the neutral may be the 3/16" or 1/8th size.

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Hello, I had the same problem and replaced the Centrifugal motor which still did not fix the problem. It turned out to be the squirrel cage that the Centrifugal motor turns. It was sticking on the rubber gasket between the motor and the squirrel cage/housing assembly. I loosened the set screw that holds the cage on the shaft and moved the cage up 1/8th of an inch and it solved the problem.

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I want to clean the squirl cage fan on my Carrier handler. It's 12 years old and never really been cleaned. What is the best cleaning procedure to maximize its efficiency.


The best way to really clean the squirrel cage is to remove the entire indoor blower motor housing assembly out of the furnace then remove the squirrel cage from the motor shaft and pressure wash the squirrel cage. Make sure you don't use to much water pressure as you might knock off any balancing weights that may be attached to the one or more of the vanes. Make sure the cage is completely dry before you re-install it back on the motor shaft.

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Howdy,

Absolutely should be positively "locked" to the motor shaft. There should be a set screw in the collar of the squirrel cage mount. Either it is missing of has loosened. Please tighten (or replace) this set screw. Also, it is very IMPORTANT to make sure that if there is a flat machined surface on the motor shaft, that you align the squirrel cage (and set screw) so that the set screw will seat firmly and squarely against this flat surface. This design ensures that once properly aligned and set, that the squirrel cage will follow the motor shaft faithfully. Also, it is recommmended to apply some thread sealant (Locktite) to the threads of the set screw so this will not happen in the future. Vibration can be the cause of this.

Good luck,

J

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