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I have a Carrier air handler that the motor will run while

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I have a Carrier air handler that the motor will run for a while than stop. If I let it stay off for a few hours, it will start up again. The service tech came out and said I need a new variable speed motor which costs around 1500.00. They are trying to talk me into a whole system, since this one is 9 years old. Thoughts? Also, I had a tech say he could replace variable speed motor with a single speed for around 500.00. Will that hurt my unit?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: When I look at the fan starting up, sometimes it jerks a few times like it is trying to start, then nothing. Other time it just starts ok. It is a Carrier FVBNF005. Could it be the module?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  gotoman for ac replied 1 year ago.

A new variable speed motor on line about 600.00. They priced it high so your would buy a new furnace. With your furnace just being 9 years old replace variable speed motor with Standard motor. Get another 10 years out of furnace. Will not hurt operation of furnace. Russ

Expert:  gotoman for ac replied 1 year ago.

If no more questions please rate. Thanks Russ