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Chris 08-15-2013 09:55 PM

So the fan motor in my condensor unit started squealing like a loose fan belt last night. It was 10 pm so i went out and sprayed her down with WD-40 and she quieted up. Is my fan toast or are they serviceable? It is an AO Smith motor? Other then last night it has never let me down, it has worked all day with no problems. I run my AC 24/7 here in the desert.

kok328 08-16-2013 06:00 AM

The bearings are shot, replace the motor and don't bother trying to repair it.
They are expensive and you can expect to pay around $250-300 for new one..

CallMeVilla 08-16-2013 01:58 PM

While you have it open, remember to replace the capacitor too. This is a fun video to help you ...

kok328 08-16-2013 03:29 PM

Sometimes a new motor will come with a new cap.
Ask when ordering so you'll know if you need to order the cap too.

Chris 08-16-2013 03:43 PM

Hopefully it will hold out until Monday or so when i can get around to it.

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