Harman Accentra Insert - Distribution Motor Longevity??

Gilly Posted By Gilly, Jan 1, 2008 at 12:09 AM

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  1. Gilly

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    Happy New Year to all.

    My Accentra Insert is running nicely in its second season. I am, however, noticing a slight "rattling" sound coming from the distribution blower motor. (definitely isolated it to this motor)

    Last season I burned about 4 tons of pellets and ran the stove from Oct to April. This season I'm already surpassing last year for pellet usage (with the damned price of that oil!! )

    Wondering if my dist. motor bearings are starting to go. Any other Accentra Insert owners out there with advice on how long until I will need to replace major parts? I did do a thorough cleaning of the dist. blower this summer - took it out and cleaned all the vanes.

    I have a very 'open floorplan' home and am providing about 95 percent of my heat with my Accentra Insert - for 3000 sq. feet believe it or not...my Accentra works HARD.

    Thanks.
     
  2. minnow

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    I can't answer your question, but the blower motor should still be under the warranty. I'd call your dealer and have them replace the motor as it will conk out at a time and place when the dealer is closed.(and who knows if the dealer even stocks the part to begin with !).
     
  3. smirnov3

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    With the Accentra Insert, the fan is so close to the floor, that if a small peice of plastic (like from around a gallon of milk) got knocked under it, it will get whacked by the fan and make noise.

    try running a ruler under the insert to brush aside any debris, before you call the dealer.
     
  4. Gilly

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    My Accentra Insert is up on a raised hearth - about two feet off of the floor and surrounded by "cultured stone" blocks - so no chance of that - but thanks for the suggestion!
     
  5. Gilly

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    Minnow - good suggestion. But I'm of the impression that the dealer will be reluctant to replace a part that hasn't really failed yet. Worth a try though - Thanks.
     
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