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Old 12-09-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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Atwood Hydro Flame heater problem

I've read several articles about making sure the burner and tubes stay clean on your water heater and such so I broke out a phillips screw and opened up the cover on the heater. I found the blower was packed dust and dirt so using compressed air I blew out all the compartment. Then flip on the heater and no burner now...

I double checked the batteries and plugged in the AC power to be sure there was enough power for the sail switch but still no burner...

So now what? Need help!

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Old 12-10-2010, 04:08 PM   #2
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Ok got it fixed...

After surfing all over the web and doing some serious reading. I found out between the sail switch and the blower motor is the issues with these heaters...

Well just to test the theory I grab the WD40 and gave the one end of the blow a shot of lube and retested. Guess what? the furance fired up. So that means the bearing in the blower motor are dry.

So I took the blower motor out of the furance... Which I might ad was a royal pain in the rear end. Being that combustion blower was rusted to the motor shaft and took quite a bit to free it. But once I got the motor out I cut me a piece of vinyl tubing (3/8") just long enough to cover the long shaft plus 1/2". The unscrew the tip of the grease gun and screwed the vinyl tube on then with a little bit of pressure pushing the vinyl tube against the motor I gave each bearing 1 pump of the grease gun. While I had it all apart I double check the sail switch operation, clean all blowers and ducts, and re-assembled.

Nice and quiet blower... Lots of heat!

I should of took my camera out there to take pics of everything and make a write up of it but... Rainy weather and waiting o just get it done...
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