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Old 06-30-2009, 10:25 AM   #16
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I personally have never had a problem. Used them extensively to engineer repairs for some very old aerospace training equipment and always found them helpful. Saved my bacon this time. Part number was worthless. Gave them the specs from the motor label and they gave me a solution.
Good to hear some positive remarks concerning Grainger, since I have zero positive comments regarding them.
Things must be different with Grainger. I have never received any assistance from them on a technical level. I have never had them successfully cross a motor unless they knew exactly what it was and had a part number for it. Did Grainger come out and measure the frame for you? No. They crossed it against the information you gave them and sent you a new motor. Since it was an every day HVAC motor, that could have been the diferrence. Try a P base pump motor with a proprietary label and they would be scratching their head. They will not know what a "P" base is.
I will say that the tech support team is much better than first contact customer service rep. Most of them were selling washing machines or computers last week.

Defamation? How can it be when it's true. Opinions are welcomed in any format. IMHO.

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Old 06-30-2009, 10:34 AM   #17
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As you say, everyone's experience is different. My motor issue was fairly simple. Over the phone I was directed towards a significantly more expensive motor which I didn't need. I walked into the local office and worked with a very smart man there who got me exactly what I needed. Nothing complicated here in AZ as AC motors burn up all the time and there were several other people at the counter with significantly less information than I had attempting to buy replacements. But he did take the time and had the smarts to get it right the first time.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:55 PM   #18
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As you say, everyone's experience is different. My motor issue was fairly simple. Over the phone I was directed towards a significantly more expensive motor which I didn't need. I walked into the local office and worked with a very smart man there who got me exactly what I needed. Nothing complicated here in AZ as AC motors burn up all the time and there were several other people at the counter with significantly less information than I had attempting to buy replacements. But he did take the time and had the smarts to get it right the first time.
To bad we do not have that type of help here. The counter people know nothing. I always had to call tech support for minimal assistance. Thats why I use a motor shop. They usually do not like to fool around with HVAC fractional's as replacing is always cheaper than repairing them.

We have another place here that specializes in fractional HVAC motors and controls and will work directly with the public. If I need a motor like this, I just bring the old one in and they find the replacement. They usually have it in stock.
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Defamation? How can it be when it's true.
Yes.
"The most important defense to an action for defamation is "truth", which is an absolute defense to an action for defamation."
The problem is,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burden_of_proof
is on you to prove that they have never helped anyone.

There may even be some doctrine where, even if it is true, your intent was to defame rather than bring to light some useful truth.
Ms. Leah, you can step in here anytime you want to

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Old 06-30-2009, 01:30 PM   #20
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Yes.
"The most important defense to an action for defamation is "truth", which is an absolute defense to an action for defamation."
The problem is,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burden_of_proof
is on you to prove that they have never helped anyone.

There may even be some doctrine where, even if it is true, your intent was to defame rather than bring to light some useful truth.
Ms. Leah, you can step in here anytime you want to
I have serious concerns about you. Have you seen a doctor lately? A shrink? If you can TRY to turn a conversation about cross referencing motors into a legal conversation, you are in the wrong place.
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:36 PM   #21
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I have serious concerns about you. Have you seen a doctor lately? A shrink? If you can TRY to turn a conversation about cross referencing motors into a legal conversation, you are in the wrong place.
I used to be a doctor but there was no money in it, so
I became a lawyer but there was no money in it, so
I became a shrink but there was no money in it, so
. . .

But I do thank you for your concern.

Finding one's "place" in the world is a worthy endeavor. If I ever do I'll send you a postcard (from whatever place that is. . .) The problem is, half the males my age will be dead in 18 years, so my time is running out!

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I used to be a doctor but there was no money in it, so
I became a lawyer but there was no money in it, so
I became a shrink but there was no money in it, so
. . .

But I do thank you for your concern.

Finding one's "place" in the world is a worthy endeavor. If I ever do I'll send you a postcard (from whatever place that is. . .) The problem is, half the males my age will be dead in 18 years, so my time is running out!
Now that sounds like a sane person. You know I meant no disrespect friend.
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Now that sounds like a sane person.
Cured in less than 24 hours! Truly, psychotropic drugs nowadays work miracles!
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Mark, I know this post is old, but I wanted to thank you for posting your findings from Granger. Mine went out this week too. Granger had the motor for $59.95 (commercial discount).

Thanks buddy!
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nothing special about it anyplace that sells refrigiration parts or even most appliance parts places stock those motors.biggest thing is tell them its a 240v condensing fan motor and what the speed and hp are.
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I am replacing the GE motor with the one (Dayton) Markdcoco did.
Can somebody post a wiring diagram. 3-wire vs. 4-wire please?
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Whatever happened to Yoyizit? He used to post frequently?
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I am replacing the GE motor with the one (Dayton) Markdcoco did.
Can somebody post a wiring diagram. 3-wire vs. 4-wire please?
Usually a 3 -wire has a brown, a black and a white.

Black is the line and should go to your contactor. Brown will go to one side of the run capacitor (either side). The white and the other side of the line go to the opposite side of the cap.

A four wire is really a 3 wire with an extra common (brown with white stripe). The alternative connection would be brown to cap, brown(with white stripe) other side of cap. Black to voltage, WHITE DIRECTLY TO OTHER SIDE OF VOLTAGE _ DO NOT CONNECT TO CAP.

On a four wire, you can eliminate the brown/white strip and follow the 3 wire connection above. It will work fine. The white and the brown/white strip are actually the same lead!
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Thanks Motorguy!

Not to bump an older thread, but I am planning on replacing my motor, it went out I believe based on the noise that I can hear and the fact that it won't spin while the compressor is engaging and drawing heat that I can feel when hovering over the unit.

In terms of the Motor Run Capacitors, would I be using the same set up with the motor from Granger or would I need to purchase something different?

Thanks in advance!

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