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My furnace lasted 16 years before motor squeal, just for an fyi. And I use it a lot.

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jerryjay11 wrote:

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chuckbear wrote:

Might just as well do it now as do it later since the bearings will freeze up at the worst possible time. Chuck
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I recently had mine replaced, and I was surprised at how hard it was to turn the almost-seized motor rotor. I believe there's just sleeves in there, not bearings.


Just is correct, no bearings in these motors, just sleeves.


If they had real bearings they'd never wear out.


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Casinojunkie wrote:

I have an Atwood furnace, model # 8531-DCLP, which blower squeels upon start up, only lasts a few minutes.
Is there a way to oil the squirrel cages for the evacuation and heat blower motors, or maybe the blower motors them selves?
Thanks for the assistance


Some experience concerning sleeve type motor bearings and maybe not directly toward atwood furnace blower motors. Check to see if motor spins freely while motor is cold, if it spins with resistance good chance you need to replace motor. If It spins freely, oil will give you some time. regardless I would replace the motor.

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Looking into replacing the furnace motor but would like more info.
The furnace motor I have is a model #8531, where can I find instructions for this replacement?


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BryantRV.com has service manuals


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You'll be replacing the motor. One thing that may happen is that it won't spin fast enough for the furnace to reliably fire up.


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chuckbear wrote:

Had the same issue. Lubricating is a temporary fix. We just replaced the blower motor and now the unit runs even quieter than before the squeal started. Might just as well do it now as do it later since the bearings will freeze up at the worst possible time. Chuck


Pretty much what happened to us in Hill City. Temp at 02:00AM 21F, banshee entered the RV and made it'self at home. Turned it off, it would never run again, it wast frozen. Of course it was only 21 years old and barely broken in.


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Casinojunkie wrote:

Looking into replacing the furnace motor but would like more info.
The furnace motor I have is a model #8531, where can I find instructions for this replacement?

A comprehensive Atwood/Hydroflame manual can be found here. Page 14 has instructions for removing/replacing the motor relative to a recall, but they work just as well for other motor service of course.


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Posted: 02/12/18 09:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had the exact same furnace and problem. After reading all the nay sayers talk about sealed bearings I thought I had nothing to lose so I went to ACE hardware and bought a "Zoom-Spout Lubricating Oil" for less then a few bucks. Worked like a champ.

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