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My name is ***** *****. I have a Lennox G40UH-36-070-01 gas

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Customer: My name is ***** *****. I have a Lennox G40UH-36-070-01 gas furnace that makes a horrible growling noise at the combustion air inducer that kicks on first when the thermostat calls for heat.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Now it runs and growls horribly but the furnace doesn't kick on Noise appears to be coming from the fan on that unit. Has a slow flashing green led light on
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Brian HVAC Guy replied 10 months ago.

Hi I'm Brian and I'm here to help!

It sounds like your inducer blower wheel is in process of self destructing. It's best to replace the inducer fan as an assembly (that's the way it's meant to be done). Click Here for a source for your inducer assembly for a very reasonable price. Click Here for a great You-Tube video of a technician doing the replacement. FYI, it's not a horrible idea to replace the inducer fan airflow proving switch at the same time while you have everything apart. If you're reasonably handy, this is a pretty simple repair.

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