Noise from blower motor on Richmond 6G30-60 (induced draft)

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by Dave DIY, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Dave DIY

    Dave DIY New Member

    Sep 25, 2013
    I just recently installed this water heater. Upon firing it up, the blower motor immediately began a high pitched "motor" noise. I would expect some noise, but this can be heard through the adjacent walls. You can even hear it through the floor, if you listen for it. My question is basically, "Is this normal?" Has anyone else experienced this type of noise situation? Should I contact the company for a replacement motor? The heater does appear to be functioning quite well, just loudly.
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    A high pitched "squeal" in an electric motor makes me think a bearing/bushing is binding. Certainly not normal. I'd pull the motor off and take it to a repair shop and have them listen to it, but you might go ahead and contact the company.
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