replacing fan motor

Discussion in 'HVAC' started by chriswall, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Jun 24, 2009 #1

    chriswall

    chriswall

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    hello...
    when i noticed today my ac was not blowing cold i saw that the fan was not turning. the top of the motor was quite warm though leading me to believe there was power going to it. i tried to spin it with a stick and it would move ok but never started up. i would assume it's pretty simple to replace the fan but do i need to replace the capicators too?
    thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. Jun 25, 2009 #2

    kok328

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    don't be misled too easily, it could be that your not getting power to the fan motor, you'll have to check the wires for power with a voltmeter to see if this actually the case.
    not all motors sieze up when they go bad so check for a no power condition first.
    to answer you question, the process is pretty straightforward and a capicitor should be changed with the new motor, in case the new motor requires a different rated cap.
    also, a new capacitor is included with the new motor for the reasons I stated.
    good luck, post back if you need further assitance.
     

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