How do I stop my furnace fan from squeaking?
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- Make Sure Your Furnace Is Clean.
- Make Sure Your Vents and Ductwork Are Unobstructed.
- It Could Be a Loose or Worn-Out Fan Belt.
- It Could Be the Blower Motor Bearings.
Why is my furnace fan squeaking?
A high-pitched squeal coming from your furnace is usually the result of an issue with the blower. The blower in your furnace is powered by a motor, which has bearings that can wear out because of age or overheating. Overheating is usually caused by dirt buildup or a bad capacitor.
How do you stop a blower motor from squeaking?
Spin the fan half a turn and spray a little more WD-40 to get the other side. Give it a few minutes to work in while spinning the fan a few times. Now you should be able to spin the fan without the motor making any noise.
What does a bad furnace blower motor sound like?
A thumping, banging or clanking sound could be the result of a loose or broken off part in the motor or blower assembly. Should you hear one of these noises, turn off your furnace immediately. Call a professional to examine and repair or replace the broken part before you turn your furnace on again.
Why does my furnace sound like a helicopter?
Furnace Sounds Like a Jet Engine If your furnace sounds like an airplane or jet engine taking off, it’s usually a gas issue. Gas could be leaking from a line or valve. Or, if you hear a click before the swooshing sound, you may have a broken heat exchanger that is leaking gas.
How much does it cost to replace a furnace blower motor?
$400 to $600
On average nationwide, a furnace blower motor replacement costs $400 to $600, including parts and labor. A single-speed blower motor costs around $450 to replace while a variable-speed motor costs $600 or more. You’ll also need to budget labor, about $75 to $125 per hour.
What does a bad furnace sound like?
There are a variety of problems that can cause your furnace to produce loud noises. Types of noises such as scraping, banging, whistling, and popping may be a sign of a loose part, cracked heat exchanger, or dirty gas burners.