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Condenser fan mounting

What direction should the fan blade rotate when viewed looking down at unit? What is the blade mounting height?

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Most condenser fan turn ccw looking down into the unit and should be mounted about 1" from motor. A good check is that the air is moving up and out and drawing through the condenser. Thanks

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