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Old 07-02-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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Goodman Fan Condenser Replacement Help


Hello everyone!

Hopefully someone can help a DIYer answer a few questions about my new fan condenser motor!

Old condenser fan:


Condenser fan motor had 3 wires:
Brown to 1 of 3 prongs on Capacitor (Large cyclinder type)
Purple to 1 of 3 prongs on Capacitor (Large cyclinder type)
Black to T1 prong on Contactor

(As pictured below)








New condenser fan (new condenser requires separate motor capacitor, small and rectangular):

Brown to 1 prong on separate motor capacitor
Brown/White to 1 prong on separate motor capacitor
Green (connected to a ground bolt on the fan case) - Ground to grounding pole on unit
Black (labeled to line) - ?
Yellow (labeled "to line") - ?


In order to get this new condenser fan motor wired properly, I am wondering if the Black and Yellow wires labeled "to line" should be going to DIRECTLY to the contactor on the T1 and T2 plugs? In the original wiring where the fan condenser did NOT have a separate capacitor, the Purple wire from the condenser fan plugged into a pole on the original large capacity. The same pole on the capacitor has a Red wire going to T2 on the contactor and the Black wire from the fan condenser motor went directly to the contactor, T1.

My understanding is that the original capacitor, which is rather large, is also used for the conpressor and has to stay in the system and the new fan condenser motor (wired to it's own separte capacitor) bypasses the orignal larger capacitor?

Also, does it matter what side I plug the Brown/Brown-White wires from the new fan condenser motor to the capacitor?

New condenser motor:



Thanks in advance!

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You go it. Black to t1, yellow to t2 and the cap as in the picture.

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You go it. Black to t1, yellow to t2 and the cap as in the picture.
SUCCESS! Thanks for your quick accurate response! Everything went without a hitch.

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