1996 FPX DVS-32 Annoying Blower Motor Hum

sam_m Posted By sam_m, Nov 24, 2009 at 12:25 AM

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  1. sam_m

    Member 2.

    Nov 24, 2009
    Southern NH
    I recently installed a c.1996 Fireplace Extraordinaire (Travis) DVS32 direct vent insert. It works fine but there's a feint hum produced by the blower motor. It's not all THAT loud, but it is driving me crazy, especially when the fan is on its lowerst setting and I am sitting next to the unit. The noise is not really noticeable on higher fan speeds due to airflow noise or, when seated ~8 ft away, just to give some idea.

    This is my first experience with a fireplace insert, so I have no frame of reference to compare the noise level to. What amount of hum is considered normal? Is the noise coming from the fan or the rheostat (I can't tell which it may be). Is there a way to reduce or eliminate the hum?

    Any advice appreciated.
  2. jtp10181

    Minister of Fire 2.

    Feb 26, 2007
    Madison, WI
    Sounds like a lot of fans I have seen. Often times on low the motor humming is more annoying than the air whoosing when you run it on high. Best solution is just don't run the blower :)
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