Hello everyone. I'm looking for some advice on a noise in my Payne PG8DAA Horizontal gas furnace. I'm not sure what the assembly is called, maybe the draft inducer. I've linked to a video to hopefully explain a little more clearly.
You can see and hear in the video that the plastic fan wheel is spinning independent of the shaft on the motor and is making some noise intermittently.
My questions so that I know what to expect before calling the service guy -
1) Should the plastic fan wheel be spinning relative to the shaft? Seems to me that it should be continuously spinning along with the shaft, but I don't see any keyway or locking mechanism other than the retaining washer visible in the video.
2) How much should I expect to be charged for someone fixing this. Parts? Labor? I had a capacitor go bad in my AC this past summer and I was charged $250 for about ten minutes of work, so I'd like to know what I'm going to be looking at total before having to pay $100 to have someone come and give an estimate.
I hope someone can help me out and thanks ahead of time.
I appreciate the help.