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Old 07-25-2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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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.





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Old 07-27-2012, 09:40 PM   #2
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Try starting here:

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_5lzf8m9v1j_b

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try ..www.grainger....or johnstone supply...
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Menards stocks those also--
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Do a google search for XE404
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Lowes and Home Depot in my areas stock the fans. They're about $80 bucks or so I believe.
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Cheaper to just buy the whole unit and pull the fan and thermostat off of the new one, install in the old housing.
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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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