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Old 01-09-2009, 11:36 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,
On our 36MDDS, 2001 coach when I started the heater fan this fall
it sounded like someone beating on a wash tub with a large hammer!!

I've removed the fan motor assy from the box under the dash and sure
enough, you can feel the bearings grinding when you turn the motor.

I have a couple of questions for the group:
1. Are these bearings replaceable? If so can someone recommend a vendor
in the Mesa, AZ area? That's where we're hold up for this winter.
2. If they aren't replaceable, does anybody know who made the motor assy
and where I can buy a replacement?

Thanks in advance for your help
Minor
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:31 PM   #2
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If they are truly bearings I am certain they are replaceable. If they are bushings, good luck. I truly would not think that the motor as an after market product, WW Grainger,etc that they are very expensive.
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:59 PM   #3
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Try this web site, they are the company that supplies the air conditioning unit and parts for the Alpines.

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Old 01-09-2009, 03:08 PM   #4
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If the heater is the propane furnace, I believe they were all made by Suburban and they probably sell parts thru local RV supply outfits. You can use their website to figure out your model# & locate service near you. You might also find used parts doing a google search on "RV parts salvage" and contacting leads you find there.
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I bought a replacement for Harolds 2001 coach at NAPA. If memory serves me well, it was a perlacement for a 90 series GM truck. It was an exact replaqcement. I would suggest you take the fan motor with you to most any auto parts store and they can match it up for you.
The good news, it only cost $16 and has a three year warranty.
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:49 AM   #6
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When mine went bad, I removed it from the dash, noted the numbers on it and called Acme Air and they sent the replacement with mounting bracket and fan attached. I believe it was about 42.00 including shipping. I had it in just a couple of days. Acme supplied all of the parts for the dash heating and air.

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Old 01-22-2009, 09:07 AM   #7
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Hi everyone,
Thank YOU Sammie and Sandy1. I checked the ACME Air web site and then called the Goshen, IN
parts department and ordered the new motor/fan combo (the web site had separate part numbers)
for ~$50 ups ground shipping. I installed it yesterday and now have air moving and no noise
when I turn it on. Great help everyone, thanks again

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I apologize I thought it was your house heater not the dash heater.
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