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Shpigford 07-25-2012 08:00 AM

What type of motor do I need for my attic fan?
My attic fan motor appears to be on the fritz (makes a buzzing sound and the fan tries to turn but won't make it more than 1-2 revolutions without sticking).

I'm trying to figure out what type of motor I need. Here are potentially relevant bits of info about the fan/motor...
  • 14-inch blade/housing
  • 120V
  • 2.1A
  • 60Hz
  • 1/5HP

I'm having trouble finding a motor that meets all of those numbers and wasn't sure which of those numbers actually mattered.

FWIW, I have a ~2500 sq/ft attic space.

diyorpay 07-27-2012 08:40 PM

Try starting here:

ben's plumbing 07-27-2012 09:21 PM

try johnstone supply...:yes:

oh'mike 07-28-2012 06:28 AM

Menards stocks those also--

hvactech126 07-28-2012 06:50 AM

Do a google search for XE404

scottmcd9999 07-28-2012 08:59 AM

Lowes and Home Depot in my areas stock the fans. They're about $80 bucks or so I believe.

gregzoll 07-28-2012 11:11 AM

Cheaper to just buy the whole unit and pull the fan and thermostat off of the new one, install in the old housing.

bobelectric 07-28-2012 11:17 AM

hvactech126 07-28-2012 11:46 AM

the problem I found was that your fan has a PSC motor most are shaded pole. The XE404 is the correct replacement for your motor.

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