heat pump question

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

  1. Susan Mary

    Susan Mary Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2004
    Near Houston Texas
    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!

  2. YuccaFlatsRanch

    YuccaFlatsRanch Well-Known Member Supporter

    May 3, 2004
    Hill Country, Texas
    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

    Dec 28, 2002
    East TN
    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.