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Replacing old 3 wire condensor fan motor with new 4 wire

I'm going to replace the fan motor but the new one has 4 wires and so where does the extra wire go?

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  • msweeth May 09, 2009

    Hey Mike and Seabreeze thanks for the info was a bad connection to the motor Mike



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The extra wire is a additional speed wire and the existing model that you are installing is possibly not set up for that additional speed. It depends on the exact model of air conditioner that your post says you have, but we can never be sure until you confirm the model number of your Goodman, if its a split unit, a package unit or condenser fan or evaporator fan. Let me know all of those answers and I will help you determine the answer, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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    John Tripp May 09, 2009

    Thank You for returning an answer and the votes! Bad connections to a motor will burn one out also. Wish I had the time to tell you all the repair war stories I have been through. Some were funny and others not a happy ending.

    But glad to here from you and what you found,

    Thanks, Sea Breeze


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The new one needs its own capacitor 5 to 7.5 uf hook to the 2 brown wires

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