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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-12-2013, 10:08 AM
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Posted By TGrayson
Yes you are absolutely correct!! The first thing...

Yes you are absolutely correct!! The first thing I checked was the nameplate and it said exactly that! I just had to pull it apart & switch it from black-black & white-white for CCW to black-white &...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-11-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,983
Posted By TGrayson
Thanks. I didn't even think to look at the...

Thanks. I didn't even think to look at the label/nameplate. But it did get it to work and it sounds great! It's just not rotating in the right direction. It should turn CW but it is going CCW. This...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-11-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,983
Posted By TGrayson
HELP! LOL. My old fan had 3 wires Black, Orange &...

HELP! LOL. My old fan had 3 wires Black, Orange & Purple. The new motor has 4 wires plus ground. Black, Purple, Brown & Brown with white stripe. The 2 brown have connectors but the black and purple...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-11-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,983
Posted By TGrayson
OK! Thanks again. I am going to pick it up right...

OK! Thanks again. I am going to pick it up right now. Like i said, they didn't have the 7.5 mfd, 440 vac anyway. I just wasn't sure if I could connect the 2 different vac's together.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-11-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,983
Posted By TGrayson
Can I connect a CAP w/ 440 vac to CAP w/ 370 vac?

Ok I ordered the new fan motor & am getting ready to go pick it up. Please see previous post for CAP details because I ordered the 7.5 mfd, 440 vac but it apparently is backordered. I would like to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-10-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,983
Posted By TGrayson
Hey thanks for remembering. The fan motor that I...

Hey thanks for remembering. The fan motor that I am purchasing from Grainger recommends a 7.5 MFD, 370 VAC but the compressor cap that is there now is 50 MFD, 440 VAC can those two work together or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-10-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,983
Posted By TGrayson
OK, new update. It happened again. The fan stops...

OK, new update. It happened again. The fan stops spinning and there is a loud screeching sound and when I turn it off the screeching wines down slowly like the motor is spinning to a stop but the fan...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-10-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,983
Posted By TGrayson
Ok, I just went outside to check it out. The fan...

Ok, I just went outside to check it out. The fan motor was able to spin freely. I oiled the fan shaft again. I had an extra capacitor so I swapped it out, it's 7.5 MFD, 440 VAC (several yrs ago a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-10-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,983
Posted By TGrayson
There is a breaker box outside by the unit with a...

There is a breaker box outside by the unit with a handle to pull out to shut off power to it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-09-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,983
Posted By TGrayson
How can I tell if my condenser/compressor is not working? Lennox 10ACC−036−23

Hey Guys,
I haven't been here in a while, but it's good to see some familiar names!

I have a Lennox 10ACC−036−230, last night I noticed that the air coming out of the vents was a little warm & I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 08-25-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,376
Posted By TGrayson
First question is; When the fan is off, is it...

First question is; When the fan is off, is it hard to turn the blades, if so try this first:

The solution that worked best for me this year was to open the top cover that the fan/motor is attached...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-07-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,081
Posted By TGrayson
Thanks for the reply. My wife is more interested...

Thanks for the reply. My wife is more interested in how the unit looks, I, on the other hand, am more interested in the functionality of the fins. She wanted me to paint them so it looks better & I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-06-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,081
Posted By TGrayson
Thanks CallMeVilla. I will check to see if the...

Thanks CallMeVilla. I will check to see if the fins are protective or not & listen to the HandyGuys Podcast. Are you saying that if they are functional I should not paint them? I do believe they are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-05-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,376
Posted By TGrayson
Hey kok328, I recently posted a question about...

Hey kok328,
I recently posted a question about the fins on the outdoor unit of my A/C:
http://www.houserepairtalk.com/f8/can-you-paint-fins-c-outdoor-unit-14315/

I was wondering if you could...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-05-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,081
Posted By TGrayson
Thanks for the replies. I am pretty sure the fins...

Thanks for the replies. I am pretty sure the fins were originally black because it is still black on parts of the unit where the technician missed & I really do not think it is just dirty, but I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-03-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,081
Posted By TGrayson
Can you paint the fins of the A/C outdoor unit

About a year ago I had a technician clean the fins on the outdoor unit of our A/C. Upon doing so the black paint on the fins was removed, now it looks like crap and I am sure it is less efficient!
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-25-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,376
Posted By TGrayson
Thanks again. I was concerned that that might be...

Thanks again. I was concerned that that might be an issue, but to my surprise the fan blade came off just fine. I did what you suggested regarding get oil down the shaft. I could not find Zoom oil...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-20-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,376
Posted By TGrayson
Hi, Thanks again for the advise. Later today I...

Hi,
Thanks again for the advise. Later today I will try to find the Zoom Oil or something similar and apply it as you suggested. I will let you know how it works out.

I really appreciate all of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-19-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,376
Posted By TGrayson
Hey, Thanks for the quick replies. You were...

Hey,
Thanks for the quick replies. You were 100% correct, it's the fan motor. When I replace the capacitor the other day I just happened to spray the shaft with a little WD40 so that would explain...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-18-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,376
Posted By TGrayson
Lennox 10ACC−036 compressor fan won't start on its own

Hi,
I have a Lennox 10ACC−036−230 A/C unit and the compressor fan won't start on its own, but if you spin it a few time it will.

This unit which is about 8-9 years old initially had a dual...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Refrigerators 05-26-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,109
Posted By TGrayson
Whirlpool Ice Maker Control & Motor Assembly broken

Hi Everyone,
Just recently I noticed my Whirlpool Ice Maker bin not filling with ice. The ice tray had ice in it but it was not kicking it out. After removing the ice maker, I notice that the gear...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-26-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,837
Posted By TGrayson
Hi kok328, I am sorry I did not get back to you...

Hi kok328,
I am sorry I did not get back to you sooner. I just replaced the fan motor capacitor the other day (7.5 MFD, 440 VAC) that I purchased from Grainger for $9. After a very easy installation...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-21-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,837
Posted By TGrayson
Hi kok328, thanks for the quick response. I...

Hi kok328, thanks for the quick response. I thought that would be a good way to go, but should I just replace the one single run capacitor to the fan or go ahead and replace both now with a dual run...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-21-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,837
Posted By TGrayson
Lennox 10ACC Condenser Fan Motor Overheating

Hi Everyone,
I have found all of your advice on this subject very helpful, but I am still not sure of the solution.

We have a Lennox 10ACC-036-230-02 condenser unit about 7 years old. After about...
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