Cleaned the fins out on the blower motors

Cleaned the fins out on the blower motors

PostBy: theo On: Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:13 am

Took a little toothpick and can of air and cleaned the fins out on the squirrell cage blowers, they really did not seem that bad but the little I did get out seems to have made a difference,,,,,, :up:
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Re: Cleaned the fins out on the blower motors

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:19 pm

Cool! I an hoping do that to my furnace blowers too but they are hard to get to.....
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Re: Cleaned the fins out on the blower motors

PostBy: Horace On: Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:38 pm

I try to do this every couple of months and it always seems to help. I stick the crevice tool on the vacuum cleaner into the output, then scrub the fins with a stiff toothbrush (yay Dollar Store.) Sometimes have to scratch some of it out with a piece of wire.

It's all part of the fun.
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Re: Cleaned the fins out on the blower motors

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:26 pm

I took to attaching pieces of fiberglass furnace filter over the inlet on mine. Have to change it about once a month or so but the vanes stay nice and clean.
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Re: Cleaned the fins out on the blower motors

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:49 pm

Yepp, I'm with Jeff on that--nary a problem--I just vaccume the filter material w/ my shop vav. Checked a couple yrs back & fins were spotless:) PS--I rarely use my blowers
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Re: Cleaned the fins out on the blower motors

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:45 am

bahh, a quick spray of lectra clean and a paper towel then a drop or 2 of some oil and good to go.
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Re: Cleaned the fins out on the blower motors

PostBy: Wiz On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:03 am

jpete wrote:I took to attaching pieces of fiberglass furnace filter over the inlet on mine. Have to change it about once a month or so but the vanes stay nice and clean.


Thanks for sharing, never even gave that a thought. Heading to nearest hardware store after morning coffee.
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Re: Cleaned the fins out on the blower motors

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:11 am

Only because a pix is worth a thousand words LOL
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Re: Cleaned the fins out on the blower motors

PostBy: Wiz On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:23 am

:D totally agree fred
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Re: Cleaned the fins out on the blower motors

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:34 am

Only because a pix is worth a thousand words LOL


Yeah, but that cheapskate from FC never even switches the fans on so how does he know. He keeps the family jewels in there.
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Re: Cleaned the fins out on the blower motors

PostBy: WNYRob On: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:27 am

jpete wrote:I took to attaching pieces of fiberglass furnace filter over the inlet on mine. Have to change it about once a month or so but the vanes stay nice and clean.


Last year I started using those cheap register filters. They are just fiber filters, 3" x 6" I believe, come in a pack of 10. Just cut them into thirds and the the combustion fan keeps them sucked up against itself. Just change them out when you see dirt accumulation and you just have to open the shutter a little more because the filter does restrict the air flow a little. My fan also stays nice and clean.
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Re: Cleaned the fins out on the blower motors

PostBy: btrowe1 On: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:21 pm

I cleaned mine end of last season, i never really gave a thought to put any filter material over the open sides, Thank you fred.. :clap:
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Re: Cleaned the fins out on the blower motors

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:00 am

Last night I cleaned the fins on my furnace blowers. It got quite consuming since they are inside a tin housing I built as part of my cold air return system. First I turned the primary way down and propped the load door open a half inch in an attempt to keep it from getting too hot. Then I dismantled the tin shroud that house the blowers. On one of the blowers, I was able to pull the motor and squirrel cage out of the blower housing. The other blower I had to dismount from the furnace completely.

I used a flat head screw driver to scrape a majority of the build up off. Then continued with a tooth brush to get the rest. I don't think they have ever been cleaned. While I had it all apart, I put a drop or two in each of the oiling tubes.

Overall, the blowers run noticeably smoother since the squirrel cages are better balanced. Hopefully my effort made for a little more air flow too. I'm glad I was able to get it done.
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Re: Cleaned the fins out on the blower motors

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:01 pm

Meh,

150 psi from the blowgun works well enough for me.

Of course having it in the garage may make a difference. Wifey probably would not appreciate me doing something like that in the house.

Of maybe this:






Rick
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