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Old 01-15-2015, 02:33 AM   #1
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Vibration in the heater

We are experiencing vibration in the heater at about 68 69 degrees. If we don't turn the thermostat down the vibration gets very loud. Any one experience the same? Northwood told us to tighten a couple of screws but that did not seem to help. We have an arctic fox 29-5T 2014. It seems that we have to keep the thermostats that high to achieve 66 degrees inside. We are in Colorado. Pretty cold at 20 at night 40 daytime.



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About the only thing I can think of for a vibration is an unbalanced fan, but that would be constant not at certain thermostat settings. You may wind up pulling the heater and checking for foreign material in the fan.
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You may want to double check your thermostat setting, make sure you are set to heat and not auto, rumbling/vibration could be coming from the A/C unit. I have seen some other posts in the past regarding similar situations (A/C fan runs when heat is on). Try to do a search and see if that helps you.
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jkn, as mntom says, an imbalance. Need to get to the fan and see if a mud dobber left a dirt sample on it.
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About the only thing I can think of for a vibration is an unbalanced fan, but that would be constant not at certain thermostat settings. You may wind up pulling the heater and checking for foreign material in the fan.
Same here, Have not had that happen with the Furnace but it has on the dash blower. I'm not that impressed with my dash blower.
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We had a furnace repairman come out and he could not replicate the problem but he found a couple other problems that he fixed. The air intake area was too small. And he replaced a regulator part. It is running better but the vibration is much softer.


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I wonder if it was either the flame fluttering or a regulator buzzing. Either way, as long as you are happy then good! Thanks for the report of the findings.
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Woke at 6 this am with the Loud vibration. Was able to record it for the repairman as he asked. Vibrated for about 3 minutes then a loud kerplunk and stopped. Started again about 7 am and we turned the heater off. More to come. The repairman seems quite knowledgeable. : )


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Without looking at it I have no idea what is going on with it.......
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