Gas Heater motor making a noise like a winding motor trying to be started, over and over again, with a burning smell coming from heater vents, flood in basement, water running out of basement heat ducts. there is lots of snow melting outside. Any ideas anybody? Thank you!
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Re: winding like a motor trying to be started, over
You probably have water in the bottom of the blower housing, and need to remove it and empty it. Be "VERY" careful, because water and electricity do not mix. if you cannot do it, you should call a furnace company to check it and give you an estimate. Also. make sure the power is off before even touching the unit.Your situation "IS" very dangerous.
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The compressor motor has seized up and what you can hear is either the thermal overload switching off the motor when it realises that there is too much heat being generated by the stalled motor or the start relay trying to hit the start windings with a new voltage and failing to do so.
You can obtain a new compressor motor which will also mean a re-gas of the system
HI, it sounds like the motor might be bad. TRY open the door, while someone is holding the door switch and pushing the start button, Try and turn the drum with your hands. If it starts, the motor winding is going bad.
Please let me know if this helps you at all or if I can assist you further.
Hi there, this is motor failure. the actual motor windings are in bad condition at this moment. they are separating and this can ultimately start an electrical fire. the automatic shut off prevents the fire form occurring. you will have to remove the motor and tanke it to an electrialc motor shop for a re thread.
Hi jrm the smoke under the wing is the fuel fired heater and is normal. the noise is the heater motors for the heater flaps, there is a jag fix but you have to replace all the motors just ignore it. Try changeing the filter for the heater under the left side scuttle panel thats below the black plastic panel below the screen that will help the steaming up
sounds like it may be overheating.. Might try to take apart and see how much lint you got built up on the motor... may be causing overheating
Is this the ONLY time it makes the humming noise when you go to start it???
May also be the early warning of bad start winding or start relay on the motor
Motors of this sort have a "start" winding, to give them an extra boost to get them turning. Once they're turning, the start winding shuts off. Critical to this is the start capacitor which, when shorted, causes the exact symptom you've described. The motor's "regular" winding gets power (and then hums), but it needs that extra boost to actually start turning. Have someone check the capacitor (with an ohmeter) or check to see if the motor's start winding is open (broken).