Its Monday, I got a slumlord customer

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Its Monday, I got a slumlord customer

Postby 3rdcoast » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:11 pm

I thought this was going to be the first call of the day.....

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Found bad outdoor motor cap, some bad wiring, and what appeared to be a bad indoor motor, I just could not find it. Only panel that is removable is on the top and this is what you see.

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Remove the panel to expose the blower wheel

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Remove the blower wheel and expose the motor

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Remove the motor which is mounted on compressor feet/grommets leaving the support frame for the motor exposed

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A motor that i have never stumbled across before. Tried all of the belly bands I had and none really matched up with the compressor grommet spacing and the triple armed studs left in the unit.

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Went to the Carrier store after stopping by JS and getting no help. The Carrier store had the motor.... and it cost more than a jug of r22.

The old motor nameplate was 2.8 amps, new motor nameplate was 2.0. After getting everything back together and putting all panels back on, the new motor pulled 2.4 amps, 20 percent over nameplate. As dirty as the coil is I am surprised the motor pulled any amps.

I had no solution for the high motor amps, no way to move the blower wheel, cap was new and tested good so I guess I will hope the nameplate was wrong.

And it ended being the last call of the day, because it took all day.....

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Re: Its Monday, I got a slumlord customer

Postby CEO1 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:37 pm

A motor that i have never stumbled across before. Tried all of the belly bands I had and none really matched up with the compressor grommet spacing and the triple armed studs left in the unit.


Before you ever got to the brand name, I started thinking Carrier... :roll: They were notorious for that blower design configuration and one-of-a-kind motor mount...bigtime PITA. :x
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