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Old 09-23-2012, 01:17 PM   #1
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I have a Payne air handler with a GE x13 motor. When the system is on the x13 will turn slowly but not come up to speed enough to push air. I have verified it is getting power from the board. Is the motor shot?

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is this a newly installed system? is this a call for blower only or a/c or heat?

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Old 09-23-2012, 03:16 PM   #3
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Its a fairly older system although I believe the motor might have been replaced at some point. The motor will not run an fan, heat or A/C. I can hear what I think is the relay clicking when the unit is engaged at the thermostat and then the motor simply spins very slowly.
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have you tested the capacitor?
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no capacitor on a x-13 motor, JJ

OP, where did you get that it was a X-13 motor?
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I opened the unit and can read it right off the motor. It is a GE X13 1/3 HP 208-230 Volt. I was hoping if it was shot I could just replace it but it looks like they have to be programed. Does that sound right? Is there something else that could be causing it to not spin up correctly? We were able to verify power coming from the board to the connections to the motor.
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which connections did you check? http://www.comfortgurus.com/specs/pr...ce%20Guide.pdf X13 diagnostics begin on page 13
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X13 needs to come from OEM. It will be preprogrammed then.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:41 PM   #9
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Bummer. That is going to be pricey then. Thanks to all for the responses. I will try the troublshooting provided in pdf link above. Hopefully it isnt the motor and will be something cheaper to fix.

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