When your Goodman furnace blower motor starts to fail, it may require repair or even replacement. How to identify if the blower motor needs repair or even replacement? Keep reading to learn more about Goodman furnace blower motor common problems, repair costs and how to replace.
Blower motor is one of the most important parts of your furnace system. They work frequently more than other furnace parts and sometimes in extreme weather. Like any other components of your Goodman furnace, they may wear with time. Regular maintenance of the blower motor is required to keep your furnace system from malfunction when you need it most.
Goodman furnace blower motor problems
If your Goodman furnace blower motor start having problems, solving it issues can range from simple through more complex. The most common cause is dirt due to lack of maintenance. Having your Goodman blower motor cleaned may sometime fix the problem.
Signs that your Goodman furnace blower motor has problems:
Poor or No Airflow
It’s most likely the first warning sign that the blower motor on your furnace having problems. When the airflow coming out of the vents is low, the blower motor will probably have difficulty to push the air throughout the ducts to gain the ideal temperature.
Any strange sounds coming out from the furnace is also signs that the blower fan motor has a problem. Clanking, rattling, banging sounds can cause by loose or broken parts on the blower fan motor. A loud banging noises indicate that something is completely broken. Screeching or squealing sounds could mean that the motor has a broken belt or some bearing issues.
Some Goodman furnace problems say like , a loose or damaged belt can be easily fixed. But for a complicated problems need an HVAC technician to perform a thorough inspection of your blower motor and let you know if it needs to be repaired or replaced.
Your blower motor may overheat because of a number of reasons. Dirt and dust can accumulate around the motor. The additional strain can lead to overheating, breakdowns, and higher energy costs. In this case, getting a new blower motor is the best solution.
Goodman furnace blower motor troubleshooting
The following are some Goodman furnace blower motor troubleshooting steps you can take.
The first step you can do is to check that the furnace is getting electric power. Furnace usually connected up to their own circuits in the home. An electric outage, storm or power surge through the electrical system of the home can cause the furnace’s circuit breaker to trip or the fuse to blow. Before you do any further troubleshooting, make sure to check that the furnace is actually getting electric power.
Check to see if thermostat is set correctly. Make sure the Goodman furnace thermostat setting is set to at least 3 to 5 degrees above the current room temperature. After checking the thermostat settings, also check the fan settings and adjust to ensure that you can feel the air out of the vents.
The Vents and Filters
The third step for your furnace blower motor troubleshooting is to check the vents and make sure they are open. You should make sure the furnace filters and vents are clean and free of dust or any debris. Dirty or clogged filter, or one that is installed in the wrong path, may negatively affect the air that comes through the ventilation ducts. To check that the filters are installed correctly, look at the filter itself and there will be an arrow on the top or side of the filter that shows the correct direction.
The Blower Motor
After you’ve completed all the previous steps and still have no air blowing, then it is more likely to be a problem with the blower motor system. Put your furnace blower fan motor to the test. Start by turning the furnace off, turn your thermostat to fan only, if you see or hear the fan turn on, your blower motor is not the reason. If the fan does not start, then you may have a wiring issue or motor problem.
Blower Motor Replacement Guide
Replacing a bad Goodman furnace blower motor is quite easy and can save you money. To help take you through the process, the following furnace blower motor replacement guide will show you how to remove your old blower motor, find the correct replacement blower motor part and install the new blower motor. If you not confident with the process, then you should call your local qualified HVAC technician to get the job done.
The process on how to replace Goodman furnace blower motor is quite easy to do with simple tools you will usually have in your home. For a complete guide on how to replace furnace blower motor I have discussed here.
Goodman Furnace Blower Motor Cost
The costs for replacing the Goodman furnace blower motor is not cheap, especially in variable-speed furnaces. Replacing a furnace blower motor costs $500 on average. But with the Goodman warranty, you might pay as little as $150 just for labor.
Having your furnace system inspected regularly can prevent a minor repair from becoming a major repair. Always remember while trying DIY frunace repairs can be cost effective, it is important to be sure that you have the skills before attempting any process.
If the tips above do not help you to detect or solve the Goodman furnace blower motor problems, you may need an HVAC technician to provide repair or replace guidance.