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Cut my thermostat wire with eater. Wired it back together…

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Cut my thermostat wire with weed eater. Wired it back together blower making a humm noise but won't start. I have a _1999 rheem plus

Contractor's Assistant: Just to clarify, do you think this is a larger HVAC problem, or something specific to the thermostat?

Replaced thermostat same thing is happening could there be a fuse on my unit that could have blown can't find one

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Not really

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Phil
Phil, Mechanical Engineer
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Hello, if you are talking about the blower inside the furnace humming but not starting (and not the fan on the outside unit), look for the run capacitor mounted on the blower and replace it, your furnace most likely has one, if not we can go from there with different instructions.

Before replacing the capacitor however, with the power off to the furnace, make sure that the blower wheel spins freely by hand, if not, then the motor bearings are bad,

Click here please, take it to Grainger industrial supply for a match up

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
it was working fine before I cut the wires
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
thanks I appreciate the advise
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