Heater vents do blow on the feet

Tiny
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  • 2014 FORD ESCAPE
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • TURBO
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
It blows best on defrost, mildly on the dash, and not at all on the feet. I have taken it three times to have it repaired - the first time, added anti-freeze, heat blew on the feet. 24 hours later, no heat on the feet. Second time, replaced antifreeze reservoir, heat on the feet. 24 hours later, no heat on the feet. Third time replaced the automatic controller (the button controls in the dash), heat on the feet. 24 hours later, no heat on the feet. What's the problem? I live in below freezing winter temperatures and I need heat on the feet!
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Thursday, January 13th, 2022 AT 7:12 AM

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JOE F
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Hi,

Is the air coming from the defroster hot? If it is, coolant, the controller, and coolant reservoir aren't causing the issue. The controller could have failed, but that didn't fix it.

In the system is what is called a mode air door (air distribution door). This door moves to different positions to change the airflow direction. This is where I would be checking.

If you look below, I provided the directions for the removal and replacement of the mode door actuator. I'm not suggesting it needs to be replaced, but it should be checked since it is responsible for where the air exits the system.

Simply remove the actuator motor from the housing and while it is still connected, change the airflow direction to see if the actuator responds.

Try this and let me know what you find.

Joe

See pics below.
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Thursday, January 13th, 2022 AT 8:25 PM

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