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BGordon72 09-28-2012 08:45 PM

Fan Motor for outside unit shuts off
 
My fan motor for a Rheem Ruud condenser seized up. I called around and found a replacement. I wired it up according to the wiring diagram and even added a new capacitor like it said. It started fine and cold air started to come out of the vents. After about 20 minutes of it running it shut off. The motor was real hot and it tripped the reset button. I reset to button and it tripped again after just a couple of minutes. The original motor was 850 rpm and the replacement was 825 rpm. Everything else is the same. Can anyone tell me why it might be overheating?

Missouri Bound 09-28-2012 09:37 PM

Wrong voltage? Too small a replacement? Defective motor?:whistling2:

beenthere 09-29-2012 05:59 AM

Is it spinning backwards?

SeniorSitizen 09-29-2012 07:51 AM

Blade installed wrong ???

Missouri Bound 09-29-2012 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fairview (Post 1019817)
Blade installed wrong ???

:eek: care to explain??

SeniorSitizen 09-29-2012 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Missouri Bound (Post 1020000)
:eek: care to explain??

Some blades can be installed upside down. More difficult on OEM because of the set screw location and easier to make that mistake on aftermarket.

Missouri Bound 09-29-2012 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fairview (Post 1020121)
Some blades can be installed upside down. More difficult on OEM because of the set screw location and easier to make that mistake on aftermarket.

...and what would that do? :eek:


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