High-efficiency furnace needs new inducer motor?

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High-efficiency furnace needs new inducer motor?

Postby Ander1212 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:57 pm

Hi guys,

Our 5-year-old Lennox G61MPV high-efficiency gas furnace wouldn't start last night. It gave a "2+3" LED error code indicating that the low pressure switch fails to open.

Today a local technician came by and said we need a new inducer motor. Does this make sense? It's going to take him a day or two to get one and we have some cold weather on the way. My understanding is that the low pressure switch is normally open, and the inducer motor causes it to close. I just wondered if we were on the right track or I should contact someone else.

Thanks, Ander
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Postby heatseeker » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:56 am

Is the guy from a reputable company? Motors go out all the time, you just happened to luck out and it was your turn. Better open your wallet cause parts aren't cheap.
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Postby Ander1212 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:06 pm

heatseeker -
> Is the guy from a reputable company? Motors go out all the time, you just
> happened to luck out and it was your turn. Better open your wallet cause
> parts aren't cheap.

Fortunately the part was under warranty, so we're out just for labor.
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Postby heatseeker » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:23 pm

How much was the labor?
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