Gas and oil heating appliances generate heat through the combustion of fuel. The heat is transferred through the heat exchanger and distributed to the conditioned space. The products of combustion, however, must be vented safely out of the structure. In a conventional chimney, venting is achieved by the natural lifting action of the hot combustion gas. New, efficient systems absorb more of the heat in the heat exchanger and produce lower temperature vent gas. Lower temperature gas does not rise as quickly or as reliably as in older, less efficient systems. Power venting or sidewall venting is more economical and safer than chimney venting. A power venter uses a motorized blower to vent the products of combustion. A power venter is interlocked with the appliance to ensure that proper draft is achieved before the appliance burner is activated.
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The package arrived very quick and packaged well. Field Controls quality control is yet to be desired. I received one of these a few years ago and it had a sheet metal rub against the blower wheel which needed to be returned. This one had an a very loud buzzing noise during start up which also needed to be returned. Not a big fan of power vents any more.
Ordered Monday, arrived Friday with UPS ground shipping. Unit was a near exact replacement for the existing Field Controls motor and fan unit. Kit contained everything that was needed. New unit with Lianrong motor has sealed bearings rather than needing periodic lubrication with #46226200 SWG Super Lube like old unit. Call to see if you need lube. New unit is quiet, moves more air and whistling sound is gone. Installation was straightforward.
The fan replacement kit installed quite easily and took about an hour. Just regular tools were needed. The unit has been running flawlessly for about a month, certainly improving the air flow over the corroded old unit.
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Q:where are the oil ports located on these units? I like to lubricate the motor etc. with the SWG Superlube.
A:According to the manufacturer, the new replacement motors have sealed bearings and do not require oiling.
Q:Can you just purchase the motor and replace the old motor on an older model SWG-5?
A:According to the manufacturer the design has changed, and the SWG-5RMK (46234900) will not work with the older units.
Q:I have to replace the motor in my old swg-5. Will this new motor fit in my 18 year old case?Does the "5" refer to the diameter of the fan itself, or the diamete of the pipe it goes into? Thanks
A:If the unit is 18 years old, you will need to replace the entire power venter. The replacement motor kits will not fit on units that old. The pipe diameter on the power venter itself is 5".