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Thermador Blower Motor Not Starting

My blower motor will not start. I can hear a buzz sound when I press the medium or high blower setting. If I manually turn the motor shaft by hand, the motor will start up. Feels like there is friction or drag on the shaft. Does this mean I need to replace the motor? If so, please provide a source. I'm surprised if it is the motor because it's only a couple years old and hasn't been used that much.

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  • Briann50 Jan 31, 2008

    Thanks, sounds like my problem. Model number is VTR1400Q and there is a capacitor on the top of the motor.

  • Briann50 Feb 01, 2008

    Yes I do.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Do you have a multi-meter that has ohms?

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Model number pls. I need to see if this unit has a capacitor on the motor. If the capacitor goes bad the motor will not start itself. The motor would run if started by hand though. Waiting on your reply. Kevin

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To check capacitor disconnect power to unit. remove wires coming from the capacitor making sure to note where they were connected. Using the ohms setting on your multimeter place one lead on each of the two post. Watch carefully and if the capacitor is good your meter will spike for a second then return to zero. IF nothing happens capacitor is bad. Good luck. Kevin

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