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Old 09-07-2011, 11:25 PM   #1
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Condenser fan wants to spin, but it just sort of stops and starts and doesn't spin. I have two identical units, upstairs and down. Swapped out start and run cap from other unit, and didn't solve the problem. Fan motor is a 2-speed GE HC38GE221A. That looks like an ECM motor and direct replacement is not cheap.

Is there an inexpensive single speed motor I can substitute? If so, how should it be wired? OEM motor has black, brown and ground wires connected to filter and yellow and blue wires connected to PW1 and PW2 on a circuit board.

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Old 09-07-2011, 11:38 PM   #2
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Swap the motor modules.

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Old 09-07-2011, 11:58 PM   #3
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Two stge cooling means two stage fan. The fan is not the only thing with two speed, the compressor is as well. If you put a single stage fan on a two stage compressor then if you think the OEM condenser fan motor is expensive, wait unit that single stage fan takes out that two stage compressor.

Two car payments plus their insurance and a house note.

There are single stage condenser fan motors that are OEM only as well.
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Original motor is not available, there is a replacement part number. Can't find a original replacement module, so looks like I have to buy a complete motor rather than module only even if I find that only the module is bad.
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After much more homework and the much appreciated replies, I understand that I am not just replacing a multi-speed motor and I have to replace with ECM motor. Original is a GE ECM 2.0 that is not made anymore. Motor tests okay according to GE service guide, so apparently, only the module needs to be replaced. Since ECM 2.0 is not made anymore, I understand what I need is a 2.3 replacement kit for the 2.0, however, I can't find a source for that kit. Are such kits sold to DIYers? If yes, any suggestions? Where can I get one? Or maybe I just need to bite the bullet and buy the whole assembly, which I understand to be the new Genteq 142R model.
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Try these websites.

Dealer/Contractor Site:
http://www.thedealertoolbox.com
http://www.evergreendealer.com

Consumer Site:
http://www.genteqcomfort.com
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I like www.americanhvacparts.com/
Good luck!

Ps ECM motors will not have a cap...make sure u don't need a PSC!

If you search a product number u should find an appropriate item...

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