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My furnace motor is smokin hot and won't turn freely. Do I need a new motor?

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It is probably time to replace your motor. However first I would clean it as good as I could and if it has oil ports then add a few drops of machine oil. If you can use air compressor to blow out dust,hair,lint,or other crud by blowing through vent holes on motor housing. Check squirrel cage and clean as best you can.Also you can try to spray a small amount of WD-40 around motor shaft where it comes out of the motor.
None of this may help but it don't cost much and it could save you some money. Good luck. Thanks

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