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Outdoor fan motor is not running fast enough?

Out door unit was making terrible noise for couple of days, then outdoor fan stopped running. I thought fan motor froze. I got a new fan motor. After installing the new fan motor and a capacitor, turn the unit on, fan was not running fast enough. After few min, fan stopped. Fan motor was really hot. I think internal overload kicked the motor off. Compressor still runs. I had a new connector; I replaced that also, and did not make a difference. Please let me know if you have any experience with this. thanks.......

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Thanks for the suggestion. I figured out the problem. The replacement fan motor I bought was general fan motor. it had 5 wires. Two of them went to the capacitor (this unit has combo capacitor, 3 leg). I followed the schematic diag on the motor and connected one leg to the C and the other leg to the FAN on capacitor. what was happening, the start winding was working against the run winding in the motor. Once I switch the wires in the capacitor, fan ran at full speed. thanks again for your reply.

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Check to make sure that you have the correct voltage going to the motor. It sounds like you lost one of your legs of power which would give you 110v instead of 220v. Or it could be in the pc board.

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