Signs of HVAC Blower Motor Issues
HVAC Blower MotorNoise coming from the furnace is often a sign of HVAC blower motor troubles. If you hear loud scraping sounds or metal rubbing together, there is possibly a problem with the blower motor wheel; in these instances, it will need to be replaced by a professional. A high pitched squealing sound can also be an indication that the blower motor is malfunctioning and will need to be repaired or replaced.
A hot HVAC blower motor is an indication that your furnace has an overheating problem. If your furnace is a few years old, its age is often the main reason for a blower motor failure. You can contract the services of a qualified electrician to repair the motor. You may also consider replacing your furnace.
Cracked or Broken Belt
You will need to turn off the furnace at the circuit breaker to check the condition of the HVAC blower motor belt. Once you locate the blower motor, check the belt for cracks, fraying, or breaks. If you do notice signs of damage, don’t worry—the belt can easily be replaced to return the blower motor back to good condition.