Englander 25-PDVC exhaust blower question

SJohndro Posted By SJohndro, Dec 27, 2007 at 12:48 PM

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  1. SJohndro

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    Hi all,

    I was hoping Mike or someone else would be able to help me out with this questions. I am wondering if it is possible to clean the exhaust blower without actually taking the entire blower out of the stove. I'm just wondering. I am waiting for a gasket for the blower so I can take the entire blower out, but I was wondering if I could clean it another way in the mean time.

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. petejung

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    And while we're at it, how about the room blower? Can that be pulled and cleaned w/o replacing a gasket?
     
  3. SJohndro

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    Pete...I would like to know the answer to that as well. Thanks for asking.
     
  4. pegdot

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    Check the manual. I believe you can remove the motor of the combustion blower without having to replace a gasket. Just not the entire thing. Don't remember seeing anything about the room blower though....
     
  5. blanc12

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    I believe the room blower has no connection to the burning of the unit so if there is some air leak it will not be a huge deal. For best Performance there should be a tight seal where the gaskets are though. I have removed the exhaust motor before without replacing the gasket. Of course I would replace it if it tears. Best practice is to replace any gasket on anything if you remove the part with the exception of the auger gaskets if they look to be in good shape.

    These are just my opinions. I am sure Mike will tell us the real deal.
     
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    the gasket on the room air blower is more for noise reduction than for sealing the unit , the air handled by that blower is not combustion air so its clean. the gasket we use is the same stuff that we gasket glass with. removal of this blower does not ordinarily require replacement of the gasket
     
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    You can pull the motor off of the exhaust blower without take the entire assembly off of the exhaust tube. However, there is another thing white fiberglass gasket between the exhaust blower motor and the blower housing and you are very apt to pull it to pieces if you take the motor off. I'm not telling you its impossible, but they are quite fragile and often get torn.
     
  8. SJohndro

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    Thanks Corie,

    Would you recommend waiting until the combustion blower gasket comes in and taking the entire blower out for cleaning?

    Steve
     
  9. petejung

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    Thanks for your responses everyone.

    Mike - is it easy to get that room air motor out? Any special tools required? I'd like to pull it w/o taking my unit off the wall if possible, just to do a quick vacuum out of the fins, sort of a mid season cleaning.
     
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