hot water heater - with blower fan?
I'm helping someone manage/rent their house while on a military tour. Northern VA area. Anyway, got a call that there's no hot water.
It's a heater with some sort of induction fan, looks like a blower fan sitting on top. I paid for a mechanical service call, and they say we need a new fan assembly (parts are not available, so entire unit has to be replaced), and total cost for parts and labor will be $940. Apparently this fan delivers air to pilot or something.
Any thoughts on
1) these types of water heaters
2) this quote.
Unit is about 8 years old.