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Amana 90 furnace, like many of the questions I'm reading on

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Hi Scott,
Amana 90 furnace, like many of the questions I'm reading on here. I have leaking issues. I have the inducer plate off, and the plate that attaches to furnace wall (3 screw on each side, does not seem to come off. I can see the gasket had dropped out and I think I read that this gasket is for air and not water. I can RTV the inducer plate after peeling out the gasket, but do I need to go further and remove the main plate?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

Main plate should come off if all screws are removed.What is model on furnace?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Amana 90 GUCA090AX40
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have removed the plastic inducer plate but the leak by the rust line appears to be behind the aluminum plate that the plastic plate bolts to. It does not want to come off and I did not want to force it, but you say it should pull forward and off?
Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

Let me grab a manual

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK standing by.
Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

Can you attach a picture? Lets make sure we are talking about same screws you have removed.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Should I do this by text?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Oh never mind I see the attach button.
Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

If you have a paper clip icon on your page you can attach using that link.Or

You can upload the pictures using the tiny pic site .

Here is a link to the site.

Click on Browse , select the file from your folder.then click UPLOAD NOW.

They will give you a quote to enter in the box to verify you are a human.Enter the quote and click UPLOAD NOW

You will see your picture on right side of screen.

Then copy the link URL for email & IM

Paste that link here on the site.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Try this. You can see the rust line coming from behind the plate
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Still there?
Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

LOL. Yes but I dumbfounded.I am an Amana dealer but have no idea on this one.I thought you had the round inducer as shown in pictures I sent. I am going to opt out to see if another expert is familiar with this.

Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

I am going to open to other experts who may be able to assist with better accuracy rather that just tell you to start changing parts which would be less than professional and a guess at best without doing some troubleshooting.Please wait to see if someone is available more familiar with your unit.Replying will send this back to my desk and delay the process of getting an answer to your question

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Your picture is correct. I removed the inducer, and then the plastic plate that the inducer is screwed to, that exposes the plate that I sent you a picture of.