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Old 11-28-2015, 05:53 PM   #1
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2000 Safari Furnace Noise

Can't believe it, bought another motorhome and while trying to sell my 2000 39' Safari Zanzibar the forced air furnace motor started making noise when first turned on, after about 5 minutes noise goes away so I think it may be fan motor bearing. Can anyone help me with how to remove fan section, it is located under refrigerator in kitchen, duct work plenum and ducts are in storage bin just below, looks like furnace will slide out if disconnected, not sure how ducting is attached. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who might have performed this task. I could not find a furnace model number.
Doesn't look like the Safari wants to leave home.
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The manufacturer of the furnace? Look up a manual for your furnace of Google. Also there are other resources:
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Thanks for the u tube, I need to find one with out outside access, my Safari does not have the exterior access panels, so far I have not found a u tube showing one without and I can not find a model number of furnace
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Thanks for the u tube, I need to find one with out outside access, my Safari does not have the exterior access panels, so far I have not found a u tube showing one without and I can not find a model number of furnace
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Look to see if there is a panel or grill that can be removed to access the space under the refrigerator. Often the ducts are just pushed on or secured with zip ties.
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Remove he grill below the fridge. The duct is near left side held on by sheet metal screws. The furnace is attached to the floor by screws that are fairly easy to access. Slide the furnace out far enough to disconnect the electrics back right. There is a cutout switch back right corner that is easy to accidentally turn off when reinstalling. Did this twice.

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Thanks for your help, furnace only had 2 screws at front of unit and propane line, I lucked out electrical pigtail was long enough for me to move out without disconnecting wires. I tapped fan motor and noise went away, I sprayed lubricant on both fan squirrel cages, re-installed and after starting and stopping the last few days no more noises. It did not look like a fun job removing motor, looked like almost everything at rear of unit would have to be dismantled.

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