heat pump question

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Susan Mary, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. Susan Mary

    Susan Mary Well-Known Member

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    Good morning all!

    Have a question we have a heat pump home heater. Heats well most of the time but seems to experience a problem. The blower stops blowing if we flip the breaker works for a few days at which time we start the process over again.

    Now I am wondering if the heat bump or it as simple as a faulty breaker?

    Suggestions appreciated!

    Susan
     
  2. YuccaFlatsRanch

    YuccaFlatsRanch Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sounds like either a faulty breaker (easy fix via home depot and cheap too), or maybe a starter contacter on the blower motor that kicks in the blower. I'd replace the breaker first - if that solves the problem then you are home cheap - nothing is free.

    I had a starter contacter go bad on my compressor last summer - fire ants get in and short it out. I make sure to watch the A/C repairman so I can do the repiar next time. Its an easy repair - about as difficult as replacing the element in a hot water heater which I had to do yesterday.
     

  3. Beeman

    Beeman Well-Known Member

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    The blower assy should be removed for regular maintenance. it should be cleaned out and lubed if it has lube holes. Chances are the motor is getting old/dirty/tired and or the fan is dirty and binding.