- How do you know if a fan resistor is bad?
- Where is the blower motor resistor?
- Why is my blower fan not working?
- Why does my fan blower only work on high?
- How do I know if I need a blower motor or a resistor?
- How do you test a fan resistor?
- Why does my air only work on high?
- Does a blower motor resistor have a fuse?
- Is there a fuse for the blower motor?
- Where is the blower motor reset button?
- Why does my furnace fan not run?
- What is blower resistor?
- How do I know if my blower motor relay is bad?
How do you know if a fan resistor is bad?
The most common symptom of a bad blower motor resistor is the blower motor will only work at one or two speeds. It can also cause the blower motor to stop working completely and you will notice no air coming from the vents.
Where is the blower motor resistor?
It's located inside the dash, often on the opposite side of the steering wheel or inside the engine compartment on the firewall. A blower motor resistor or a blower motor control module is the part that controls the speed of the blower motor.
Why is my blower fan not working?
Check the Filters and the Vents
Blower motors are designed to circulate air, so they won't work if there's no air to move. You should always check the filters and vents surrounding the blower to make sure that the blower isn't having a hard time working. ... Your blower might also be too dirty to work.
Why does my fan blower only work on high?
Resistor module replacement
Most car manufacturers use a series of resistors to make the heater blower motor run at different speeds. And when one or more of these resistors burn out, you're usually left with only one heater blower motor speed—high. The resistor module is easy and inexpensive to replace.
How do I know if I need a blower motor or a resistor?
Typically, if the fan will work on some speeds but not on others, the resistor is suspect. Okay, let's say there's no melting going on, but your fan doesn't work on all speeds. Typically, if the fan will work on some speeds but not on others, the resistor is suspect.
How do you test a fan resistor?
Place one lead of the Ohmmeter on terminal 1 of the resistor. Place the other lead on terminal 2 and check against specifications. If this circuit is open, showing infinity on the Ohmmeter, the blower resistor must be replaced. Move the lead from terminal 2 to terminal 3 and check this reading against specifications.
Why does my air only work on high?
When a blower resistor fails, the highest fan speed usually is the only one that still works because it essentially bypasses the resistor and receives the maximum amount of voltage. When the resistor is working, it reduces the amount of voltage going to the lower fan speeds, so the fan runs slower.
Does a blower motor resistor have a fuse?
A fuse is often located on the resistor board. The fuse only protects the low and medium blower speeds. High speed will still work if the resistor fuse is blown.
Is there a fuse for the blower motor?
Many vehicles have two fuses for the blower motor, one in the interior fuse block and the other under the hood. The blower motor is usually under the dashboard on the passenger side.
Where is the blower motor reset button?
Locate the reset button on the furnace and press it to reset the furnace. It is usually located inside the blower compartment on the side of the blower motor. Be cautious as the housing may be hot. If the button is popped up, press it down.
Why does my furnace fan not run?
Start by turning the furnace off, turn your thermostat to “fan only,” and wait a few minutes. If you see or hear the fan turn on, your blower motor is not the culprit. If the fan does not start, you have a wiring issue (circuit breaker trips) or motor problem (circuit breaker does not trip).
What is blower resistor?
The blower motor resistor is responsible for controlling the blower motor speed. ... The change in resistance controls the current through the blower motor, which in turn limits the speed that the blower motor spins at.
How do I know if my blower motor relay is bad?
If you have a faulty blower motor, you may experience low airflow from the vents, even when the fan is on high. There will be no air coming from the vents if your fan isn't working due to a bad blower motor resistor. Blown relay circuit fuses or melted relays are more serious signs of a bad blower motor relay.