Question about Air King 9119 Stand (Pedestal) Fan

1 Answer

Motor stopped running. There is apart encased in black housing with the nomenclature 3.5uF-U/250WV.AC. Is this a capacitor and should it be replaced?

Posted by on

  • kkaufman11 Sep 09, 2009

    Hello again,

    I think the capacitor is a starting capacitor given that the two wires connected to it (blue and white) insert into the windings of the motor. As I mentioned before, the motor looks dirty and the shaft doesn't turn freely. Perhaps it should be gently and carefully cleaned?

  • kkaufman11 Sep 09, 2009

    Okay, thanks. It's probably not worth replacing the motor since a new one may cost more than the fan is worth. Thanks again for your help.

    Kind Regards,

    kkaufman11

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 388 Answers

Yes, that is a capacitor...exactly where is it located? It could be a starter capacitor. Try this, plug it in and turn the switch on then push one of the fan blades in the direction it would normally turn; if the fan starts up then it is definitely a starter capacitor issue. Unless you have extensive electrical/electronic experience, I would advise you to not try to repair this on your own, rather bring it to a reputable appliance repair shop in your area.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

Testimonial: "Hi, Thank you for responding! I performed your test but it wasn't the cap. However, the motor looked dirty and its shaft doesn't turn freely. "

  • bulldogchief
    bulldogchief Sep 09, 2009

    If the shaft is not turning freely, the motor will need to be replaced because either the bearings are bad or the brushes are bad.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to replace blower wheel on Friedrich SL28M30 AC unit


follow this steps and fix it. God bless you








    • 1



      Turn the electricity to the air conditioning unit off at the
      service disconnect box. Follow the wires from the AC unit to the
      disconnect box, usually located next to the unit. Open the disconnect
      box and, depending on the type, either pull the buss-bar or flip the
      disconnect switch.





    • 2



      Open the air handler\'s access panels with the correct size of nut driver, usually 5/16- or 1/4-inch. Save the screws.









    • Remove the control panel\'s cover, if equipped, with a nut
      driver. Some models have a flat metal cover over the electronic
      controls, and some control panels butt up to the unit\'s access cover.
      Save the screws and access cover.





    • 4



      Follow the wires from the blower motor. Two wires will go to
      a capacitor located on the blower\'s housing. The rest of the wires will
      go to the control panel.





    • 5



      Cut the wires leading into the control panel with wire cutters. Leave the cut wires connected inside of the control panel.





    • 6



      Remove the retaining bolts with either a nut driver, usually
      3/8-inch, or an adjustable wrench. The retaining bolts, found on the
      mounting brackets that the blower\'s housing slides on, keep the blower\'s
      housing locked into position. Save the bolts.





    • 7



      Slide the blower motor\'s housing out of the AC unit. The housing will slide straight out along the mounting brackets.





    • 8



      Disconnect the two wires going to the capacitor. They will pull straight off the capacitor\'s terminals.





    • 9



      Unscrew the squirrel cage\'s locking-screw with an adjustable
      wrench. The squirrel cage, the bladed wheel, connects to the blower
      motor\'s shaft inside of the housing. The locking screw holds the
      squirrel cage to the shaft.





    • 10



      Unscrew the blower motor\'s mounting screws with either a nut
      driver, usually 3/8-inch, or an adjustable wrench. These screws hold
      the motor to the housing and are found on the opposite side of the
      squirrel cage, the same side that the wires leave the motor.





    • 11



      Pull the motor from the housing. A drop of oil on the shaft
      will aid in removal. If the squirrel cage sticks to the shaft, then hold
      the shaft still with an adjustable wrench while spinning the squirrel
      cage on the shaft.





    • 12



      Slide the new blower motor into the housing. The blower motor\'s shaft will slide into the squirrel cage\'s hole.





    • 13



      Tighten the blower motor\'s mounting screws.





    • 14



      Spin the blower motor\'s shaft until the flat part of the
      shaft lines up with the squirrel cage\'s locking screw. Move the squirrel
      cage in or out until it does not touch the housing or the blower motor.
      Tighten the locking screw.





    • 15



      Connect the blower motor\'s capacitor wires, usually brown or
      brown with white stripes, to the capacitor. Direct replacement motors
      use the same color-coded wires as the original.





    • 16



      Slide the blower motor\'s housing into the AC unit along the mounting brackets. Install the mounting bracket\'s retaining bolts.





    • 17



      Connect the new blower motor\'s wires in the control panel
      one at a time. Disconnect one old wire in the control panel. Determine
      its color and connect the new wire, of the same color, to its place. Do
      this for all wires.





    • 18



      Replace the control panel\'s cover, if equipped, and the
      unit\'s access cover. Turn on the power to the unit at the disconnect box
      and test the blower motor.







Jul 17, 2013 | Friedrich Kuhl Series SL28M30 230 Volt,...

6 Answers

I have an outside unit mfr Goodman, model # CKL-49-1. The blower motor isn't working. I'm able to hear it attempting to start. How do I check this motor to see if it's bad? Thanks


You have bad capacitor on your unit it may not look bad but chances are it is just get the microfarad rateing of the side of the cap. should be like 55.5 55 7.5 something like that. Also check your fan motor. last. I have changed hundreds of caps this year. Russ

Jul 16, 2009 | Goodman CKL36AR36 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

560uf, 250wv capacitor leak on GWL11 fisher peykal washer controller


I have never seen these capacitors leak.
Is it a clear substance over the hot & cold circuitry,
It's to water proof the mosfet's from moisture.
Check the fuse near the AC input jack on the board (top left)

Jun 10, 2012 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Precor 9.31 stopped and error message 40 is displayed


Precor Error 40, No Lift Motion Detected Probable Cause 1. Blown lift fuse in lower PCA.
2. Lift motor is physically jammed and not able to move.
3. Bad lower PCA.
4. Bad lift capacitor.
5. Bad lift motor winding.
6. Bad interconnect cable between upper and lower PCA.
7. Bad upper PCA.
Corrective Action
  1. Check the lift fuse from the lower PCA. Using an ohmmeter, the fuse should measure 1 ohm or less. If the reading is significantly high, replace the fuse. If the fuse is open, refer to steps 3 and 4 before continuing.
  2. Disconnect the lift motor from the ramp (elliptical) or lift platform (treadmill). If the lift nut or lift tube is jammed against the motor housing, turn the lift tube or lift nut away from the motor housing. If the lift was jammed, refer to step 3 before continuing. Calibrate the lift motor per the proper procedure for the unit being serviced and reattach the lift motor to the ramp (elliptical) or lift platform (treadmill). NOTICE: You must find and repair the cause for the jammed lift. Only re-calibrating the lift motor will not solve the problem.
  3. One of two modes can cause the lower PCA to fail. The lift switch could fail in an operated condition. If this happens the lift will move (either up or down) as soon as the unit powers up. The usual result is that the lift will be physically jammed as explained above, and probably also being cause for the lift fuse to blow. The lift switch could also fail in an open condition. If this happened, the lift would not operate in one direction. If either of these conditions occur the lower PCA needs replaced.
  4. Most units have the lift capacitor mounted inside the lift motor, and others use external lift capacitors. This information applies to units with the external lift capacitors. If the lift capacitor is shorted the lift fuse blows. Check the capacitor for a short using an ohm meter. Disconnect the capacitor from the lift motor and test. A good capacitor reads in the millions of ohms. Replace the capacitor if the reading is significantly low. Capacitor can also fail in the open condition which would result with the lift motor trying to run but not having normal power. Test the capacitor by measuring AC voltage across it. A good capacitor will read AC peak voltage while an open capacitor reads AC RMS voltage.
  5. When a lift motor winding is bad the lift will not operate in one or both directions depending upon the exact fault in the motor. Check the lift motor winding with an ohm meter. AC lift motors have a split winding (3 wires) and DC lift motors will have a single winding. Both windings must be checked on an AC lift motor. Normal winding readings could vary anywhere between 1 and 60 ohms, depending on the lift motor being tested. See the proper service manual for the motor being tested.
  6. Test unit with a known good interconnect cable. Replace the interconnect cable if necessary.
  7. Test unit with a known good upper PCA. Replace the lower PCA if necessary.
Precor Error Code 40

Jun 07, 2012 | Precor 9.31 Treadmill

1 Answer

Hi, I have a Duracraft commercial model fan it sits on a metal stand about four ft high with a round base. The on/off switch is housed in a black box screwed to the fan base and then a wire runs up into...


A short circuit in the power wiring would probably cause the fuse or breaker controlling the circuit to open. Make sure the AC outlet you're plugged in to is actually working. If so, there's an open circuit somewhere if no power is reaching the motor.

Have you checked the switch with an ohmmeter to make sure it's really working? Check the wiring from the switch to the motor. You can also make sure the motor windings aren't open with the ohmmeter. The motor may have burned out as they sometimes do.

Check for voltage right at the motor. If this is a brush-type motor, the brushes may be worn out. It may also be that the motor is getting voltage but has a bad starting capacitor. Most commercial equipment uses capacitor-start motors, and the capacitor is usually mounted in a bracket on the motor. You can test the cap with a meter that has capacitor checking; replace the cap if it measures outside of the tolerance marked.

Aug 07, 2011 | Duracraft DS-1600 Fan

2 Answers

The AC unit when turned on will run properly for about 20 min. At that time the fan will stop. The unit continues to cool. If I turn off AC and turn back on, the process repeats. Could it be the run...


If it was the capacitor, the capacitor would be shorted which you would be able to tell by your meter. It sounds like the motor is getting hot from either worn bushings (bearings) or the wiring in the motor has a partial ground or short. In either case, sounds like you may be replacing a motor.

Jun 27, 2011 | Goodman CPLE24-1 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

My sanyo washer does not spin and I fear it could be the capacitors, one 12uF 250WV for the spin motor and, maybe, a 25uF 200WV on the wash motor any suggestions ?


If you have a volt meter try these few items:

Check for around 8 to 12 ohms resistance between motor leads. (possibly more)
Check for infinite ohms resistance between motor leads and ground. (you would be causing an instant breaker trip if you have a direct short to ground.)
Confirm you are getting proper voltage to the motor.
Confirm all your safeties are working properly.
You should be able to purchase capacitors from between $5 and $10 at your local electrical store. Take both capacitors to the store to confirm getting the correct ones.

May 09, 2011 | Washing Machines

2 Answers

Replacing AC blower motor


ITS CALLED SURGERY take picture as ya go and have a big bucket for screws. make sure you have your motor and capacitor tested first before you replace it unless you know its bad (hp,sf &rpm must match !!!! on new motor ) little guys are real expensive and are a three speed motor and must be hooked up right or you will burn it UP ! do this in the shade cuz it aint no fun in the hot sun(me Florida) the first thing i would do is oil the motor then have the capacitor checked , the motor may not need to be replaced just serviced ?.. hay now if'n i was any help write a review of thanks or just VOTE,, MOTORWIZJ ..FL

May 28, 2010 | Dometic Rooftop RV Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Ourside AC unit fan runs backwards after repair


call them back the tech should have seen the fan was running backwards talk to the owner. an electrical surge can hurt the motor, don't be surprised if this is the case. Charges are in range. We are professional mechanics.

Aug 05, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

High Pressure cutoff


YOUR OUTDOOR FAN MOTOR SHOULD NEVER SHUT OFF IN THE AC MODE. IT IS SUPPOSED TO SHUT OFF IN THE HEAT MODE WHEN ITS IN DEFROST. IF THE UNIT IS RUNNING IN COOL AND THE OUTSIDE MOTOR QUITS ,THE COMPRESSOR WILL QUIT SOON AFTER. EITHER THE RUN CAPACITOR FOR THE FAN IS BAD OR THE FAN MOTOR ITSELF IS BAD, IF CAP IS GOOD THEN THE MOTOR IS At FAULT. THE OUTDOOR PRESSURE SWITCH CAN ALSO OPEN IF THE INDOOR FAN MOTOR FAILS IN HEAT OR THE FILTER IS PLUM NASTY in heat OR THE INDOOR COIL IS PLUGGED UP in heat.. THE PRESSURE SWITCH USUALLY TRIPS AT 400 TO 425 SO ITS WORKING CORRECTLY. YOU MAY BE CONFUSING THE ISSUE SAYING THAT THE AIR IS HOT AND COLD INSIDE. IT IS COLD WHEN AC IS RUNNING HOT WHEN HEAT PUMP IS RUNNING IN HEAT BUT ESSENTIALLY not cold or hot if compressor isn't running, but a lot of folks describe the lack of cold air as hot when the compressor isnt running. but it basically is warm or house air temp.you test the capacitor with a capacitor tester or take it to motor shop and let them test it. odds are its a 5 , 7.5 or a 10. it should test within 10 % of rated value . ask for a RESCUE brand replacement motor. they are great ,reversable etc.carefully oil and sand the motor shaft and note exactly where the blade was located in relation to the grill so you get it back just the same. usually they wire up black to a leg of 220 power. white to the other leg of 220 power. brown and brown with white stripe to the capacitor.you can also pull whole fan shroud assembly on some units and take whole thing to motor shop and let them test motor cap, replace and all you do is return to unit and connect two power leads,

Oct 26, 2008 | Heating & Cooling

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

272 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Air King Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75005 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15441 Answers

Are you an Air King Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...