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Induced draft motor

NO HEAT----I have a Bryant 350MAV furnace and the induce motor fan broke. Is there a way to bypass this till tomorrow when I can get a replacement?

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  • mnflash Mar 09, 2009

    Thanks dwkcool, that's kind of what I thought. At least it's not 20 below this weekend ust need to thow another log on and curl up with the wife till Monday morning.

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The inducer motor is what takes the cabonmonoxide out of the house from the unit and should not be bypassed

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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Dwkcool is right! And even if you by pass it it will most likely over heat and cause another problem. then you have to trouble shoot that down.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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Carrier infinity furnace 2010 has stuck inducer pressure switch, Can I manually bypass and heat the house until serviceman arrives tomorrow?


I wouldn't bypass any safeties when its part of the exhaust system of the furnace. That is the first safety that acts in the furnaces sequence of operation. The induced draft will initiate and that pressure switch will close, proving the IDM is working and flue is clear. It's primary purpose is to exhaust any fuel that may linger inside the heat exchanger and then to reject the post combustion process. Carbon monoxide becomes an issue. As far as the Infinity, these units will not start if safeties are bypassed. The unit checks all safeties/circuits for continuity, and if a switch is closed when its not supposed to be, it won't allow.

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Almost all furnaces built after 1978 have intermittant type pilots.
Ca banned them requiring electronic spark or hot surface ignitors, followed by induced draft motors, pressure switches or centrifigal switches that "prove" a induced draft exists, allowing the pilot sequence to commence.
electronic spark type units have a high voltage low amperage spark that is AC. Fire rectifies electricity that passes through it meaning AC becomes DC ! Fire is a terrible conducter however as a result , the DC signal is only milliamps/volts signal strength. the DC prescence is proof a flame exists for pilot, and safe to commence to mainburners.

As long as pressure switches stay closed, safeties and limits stay closed
and the DC signal to the ignition module is not broken, the furnace will run.

The normal sequence of operation is upon a call for heat from the thermostat a 24 volt signal is sent to W white (heat circuit) at the low voltage terminal board on furnace.
from there depending on unit and age the heat circuit may include a circuit board, but it still has the typical limits and safetys reqired for operation
its just not using electromechanical relays to control fan and induced draft motor etc.

for the induced draft to begin ,all limits, safetys in heat circuit must be closed.

induced draft begins and a proving switch, either pressure or centrifigal close allowung the pilot to begin, a spark or hot surface ignitor is energized and a pilot flame established,modern types use flame rectification to prove a flame, older Carrier, Payne,types have a 3 wire switch in the piloyt assembly that is a bi metal that expands and contracts clicking open and shut, allowing pilot or main burners, depending if cold or hot.

pressure switches are attached with tubing to the induced draft wheel housing and sense pressure differential and close upon induced draft running, the orifices that the tube attaches to on induced draft housing often plugs or is restricted causing pressure switch to fail to close, or waver on open and close , open , close, .

if you can run the fan in the on postion , you have both high and low voltage to the furnace.

if you dont have fan control check power, breaker , fuses.

on Dec 04, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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How do I wire a induce fan motor


Induced fan motors on older units are wired through the high limit safety on the stack - in series. When the furnace calls for heat, the induced fan motor comes on and after a time the furnace will light.

Older units have a temp switch in the stack that rotates to bring on the burners and blower motor. . When there is a call for heat, the induced draft fan motor comes on and then the burners will light.

After the heat exchanger is warmed up the limit switch will bring the blower motor on. That's basically how it works - there are two circuits - one for the induced draft motor and the burners and the other for the blower and high limit.

New units have a plug on the board you just plug in.

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The induced draft motor you describe has a pressure switch proves the induced draft motor is running, it is about 4 inches across and silver and flat and round, it has 2 wires and a tube that atttaches to the induced draft assembly onto a barbed port, this barbed port will obstruct with carbon and needs to be cleared annually with a tiny dril bit or similar device.

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Probably a failure of the draft inducer fan motor, draft inducer blower, or the pressure switch that senses the operation of the draft inducer.

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The 1st thing I do is go to the thermostat and put the Fan switch from Auto to the On position. If the fan operates this proves you have both high and low voltages and the breaker, fuses, transformer etc is functional, this saves one from going to the breakers and air handler often in an attic or roof or basement.
If the fan does not operate then I check for correct power.
Set the thermostat for heat mode and turn the temperature setting well above the rooms temperature. and observe the furnaces sequence of operation.
What you normally expect is upon the white circuit from the thermostat being energized with 24 volts, the induced draft motor will cycle for 30-60 seconds typically to pre purge the heat exchanger, after this purge the induced draft motor has a pressure switch that senses the induced draft operation thus proving the induced draft motors running and alloqw the ignition to begin, either a spark or a HSI, hot surface ignition type.
If you see no bright white light or hear a sparking noise by the burner area this is normal, this will be followed by a trial period for ignition, meaning the gas valve will be energized for a 30 second trial period, during this time the flame rectification proves a flame exists by a DC signal being sent back to the module by the flame sensor or the ground/burner ground.
This DC signal is very weak and easily interrupted and this is why we clean flame sensors and simply re seating wiring will often times correct a situation,
The typical issues are the induced drat pressure switch and the orifice that it's tubing connects to on the induced draft housing.
This port must be reamed to clear carbon and if not will cause a problem such as locking out requiring resetting power or a 5 hour wait for some units,
You need to insure the limits and roll outs are all closed, its all failrly simple if the LED is tellingyou the error as they do today.

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I have a Payne furnance, yesterday it stop giving up heat but give out only cold air. The led sensor light blinks 3 times slow pause in between and fast 3 times after. What do I need to fix this furnance...


Hello, it sounds like the pressure switch is not closing on your furnace and remaining open, reasons for this could be a blocked flue pipe, the tubing going from the inducer motor to pressure switch could be blocked, loose, or have condensation in it, or the switch itself is bad. U can check the tubing by taking it off blowing some air through it and making sure no condensation is in the tubing, then reinstall it. If everything checks out good then the pressure switch is bad and must be replaced.

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try checking the pressure sensing switch,it has a tube that should run somewhere close to the inducer fan.sometimes this hose fills with liquids,and makes the units act funny.I don't know if you have a condensing unit or what.the furnace wont try to light if it cant tell the inducer motor is running.any induced draft unit will work this way.you can also do a temp. bypass of the pressure switch to make sure the contacts on it are closing just be sure your inducer fan is running,and you cant leave it like that its just a test.that is a safety feature you really need.

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