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I have a plus 90 furnace. Works fine but there is a small

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I have a Bryant plus 90 furnace. Works fine but there is a small pump attached to the outside of the furnace that seems to pump condensation away into sewer pipe. Last night the motor on that pump started making grinding noises. I unplugged it. The furnace still runs fine.
JA: Did you check the furnace's filters?
Customer: No. but I will.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes. I've changed the filter before. I think it's clean
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Can I leave that pump disconnected?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 10 months ago.


My name is Billy. You can leave unplugged but the furnace will still drain. So you will need a bucket..keep emptying pump, run a hose, or keep a mop handy.

The furnace will run fine...but it still will drain water.


Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Should I remove the pump and get a replacement?
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 10 months ago.

yes. You can get one at any home improvement store. They just work off a internal float in the pump so any plug in pump will work

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 10 months ago.

please rate serv ice to move the question off the active list.

If you need more information please let me know.


Expert:  BillyHvac replied 10 months ago.

I apologize but the question is still on the active list.

Could you please rate service at top of page so I can close for now?

Thank you,