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Offline athlon1

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Re: Fan only runs for a minute
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2013, 06:49:55 PM »
Thanks for the input but no dice. The fan spun ok but I put a couple drops zoom down the shaft anyway,it did spin another revolution or two.
I didn't have any small capacitors but I checked the one in there, and it reads good. Im beginning to think that this cap is not enough the fan going

It will start strong and after two minutes the fan just slowes to a stop, the contactor is still pulled in and hums and you can hear the compressor kicking in.

It an R-22 unit, what do ya's think if I put a 35/10 if they make them.  I had the capacitor replaced by a friend of mine, it was late at night and I don't remember if we put an exact replacemet in.

Does anyone know what does go in here, mdl & ser #above. Or what's the max I can put in?

Thanks!

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Re: Fan only runs for a minute
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2013, 08:21:23 AM »
I had the capacitor replaced by a friend of mine ...
... anyone know what does go in here, mdl & ser #above.
Capacitor shouild be matched to the Motor part number, not the assembly model number.
 
« Last Edit: April 12, 2013, 08:22:52 AM by RegUS_PatOff »
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Re: Fan only runs for a minute
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2013, 07:44:35 PM »
Change them both (Capacitor must be matched to new Motor. Agree.

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Re: Fan only runs for a minute
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2013, 09:46:30 AM »
Feel the motor when it quits I bet you cannot touch it for long. The motor wiring is shorted internally most likely.
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Re: Fan only runs for a minute
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2013, 07:27:31 PM »
Thanks fellas, sorry I didn't get back sooner, been working up to 9pm sometimes.

Anyway, I read everything you guy's posted. like I said after I replaced the capacitor, it would only run for a minute or so. I was hoping it would run at least a few minutes so I could put it in heat and jump the terminals and see if it shifted to check the reservsing valve and the defrost control board, but it wouldn't.  I know the timer's on the defrost control board. But I wanted to check the motor as you guys suggested. Hardly any end play and it spun free. All the ground checks and ohmn readings checked out ok.
I ordered the defrost control board, put it in and after five minutes this time as I just got done putting the cover back on and was walking away, IT STOPPED!!! Let's say I was a little "dismayed"
Next day I checked all the connections again but this time I used my prersonal Fieldpiece SC46 for my checks, last time I used the regular one in my tool bag and as I said everything checked out good.
This time though, I had no grounds but when I did my ohms check, the ohms worked out to less than one ohmn difference, but when I went from the yellow to brown wires the ohms were correct for the measurements but the meter sounded off, I was like you gotta be kiding me ,(The SC46 has continuity and ohms on the same setting).
I ordered the motor last Sunday, got it Wednesday and was able to put it in today. Walked upstairs turned on the thermostat, walked outside and had an instant heart attack because I couldn't hear the unit running.  You could always here this unit, not superloud but it did vibrate. I went around the corner and to my suprise, it was running and it was quieter now than when it was installed!
I paid $45.00 for the Board and $131.00 the motor. All things considered I have no problem with replacing these I believe I needed both. That motor had me fooled though.

But thanks to all the input from you all, it's running good. It figures, it was OOC for the few hot days we had here and the next week it's going to be in the sixties. I don't care, I still ain't turning it off!!! ha,ha,ha

Thanks again!

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Re: Fan only runs for a minute
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2013, 08:16:42 PM »
... I ordered the motor last Sunday ...
I paid $45.00 for the Board and $131.00 the motor.
and a matching Capacitor ?
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Re: Fan only runs for a minute
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2013, 08:26:00 PM »
 :cheers: Glad ye could git her did Bro.  :banana: :pint1: :pint1:
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