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I have a Payne PG9MAA060140/4300A03401...13 yrs old 1 140,000btu and service person just charged me $800 for a new ventor motor for the unit plus $600 labour...Am I being stiffed? I can't find the price of the motor on your site . He also wanted to re

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13 yrs..original owner. Noisy motor started three years ago..service person replaced motor ($1647 installed). Now says that it needed changing because the bearings were worn. however now says too that the. Heat Exchanger is leaking and that furnace mshould be replaced!!! I have suggested that since HE is still under warranty that it should be replaced....am I making right decision? should I get a second opinion about HE ..( too late to do that for the motor?)

On 2013-02-28 JB wrote:

If the heat exchanger is leaking this is a very dangerous situation. A normally functioning heat exchanger allows dangerous gases that occur as the result of combustion to be vented up the chimney, but if there is a leak they can enter the home.

You may not have the best or most honest HVAC tech, I have no idea about him, but you should not operate the furnace until you get a second opinion as a safety precaution. You should also check with the manufacturer to see what they are willing to do.

In either event, you need to get another tech in their very soon and get this resolved. You can find one in your area here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/perl/find_contractors.pl.

To keep legal happy, let me just say that I am not an HVAC contractor, and you should never even look at your furnace without having a qualified, liability accepting HVAC contractor present.  To keep sales happy, let me just say that you can find an HVAC contractor that's happy to take your money here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/perl/find_contractors.pl.

On 2013-02-28 Crazme wrote:

Thanks for response. The furnace is turned off! and in proces of finding out what the manufacture will do about the Heat Exchanger. now that the tech has installed a new motor ( before checking for other malfunctions, such as HE) I have to look at replacing the latter instead of buying a new furnace...or kiss almost $1700 goodbye. yes I do believe the HVACS guy is bent on taking me for a ride, since I am not at the house right now. He could not tell me even the part nu,ber of the motor or size of it....I am also in the process of getting a second opinion and a house inspection for effective use of energy in the house, before I do anything else.

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