I replaced the condenser fan motor with the 833697 old style instead of the newer ECM type factory installed and it's working fine. I now have a problem with the compressor not coming on. I hear a click and slight hum as if it's trying to come on then another click about 5 seconds later and the hum stops. Is it possible a relay or cap. was damaged from the extra heat when the fan was not running? Where should I start? (Whirlpool GS6SHEXNT00)
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Re: Cond. fan replaced
It is very possible that some damage may have been incuured when the fan failed. You can try replacing the compressor gardette and/or the capcitor. Other than that, it may have overheated the compressor and manifested in an internal failure. Follow the link below for parts information.
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using a spray with tube lightly spray the shaft as it goes into motor and on back if able to spray where shaft ends against back housing ---I've had fans last for long time and others just to late to save it keep in mind if lubing dont work will need to replace it and since you have accessed it changing it is not hard
the condenser needs cleaning or the cond fan motor is not running.... remove the front grill located on the bottom of unit next to floor, you can see the cond coils from there, you should also be able tell if the fan is running, it is located in the rear of unit,, remove the cover behind ref at bottom to access the cond fan motor....
If you go to an a/c parts place with the old part they will match it. That way you get the right h/p axle diameter etc. Some times you may need to do a little modification, ie. say you have a bad capacitor & it's a dual capacitor, You may need to replace it with 2 instead of 1 and change the mounting because the dual is an unusual part and singles are not. Newer units may need to go to the manufacturer. I had a variable speed fan motor and it had to be manufacturer-ed to replace it. The control boards are far from standardized as well.
2 possible problem. condenser coils super dirty or you condenser fan motor need is out. clean your coils whit a brush, and vaccum (brush 5 doll harware store) cond fan motor is behin the fridge. lower part. the condenser motor run at the same time whit the compressor. if the com run and not the fan. you have bad fan
Yes , replace the fan motor . Part number 833697 . Also make sure the coils are clean of dust , lint etc. Be sure to reinstall the back panel , after replaceing the motor , as this motor cools the coils and the compressor . ( only 3 screws hold the fan motor on , easily repaired .)
Hmm It's passable that the condenser fan motor is not spinning at speed or is running for a period of time and over heating and the Condenser fan motors internal overload protection trips and takes it of line shortly thereafter, of course, the compressor internal overload trips and takes it of line. Spraying with the water hose sped up the cool down on the internal overloads but I'm afraid it probably didn't do much to help the original problem. You could try replacing the Fan condensing motor capacitor-(it's listed on the side of the motor if the capacitor cant be read) and oiling the motor if it has oil ports (2 small plugs located along the perimeter of each end of the motor). If the motor can be oiled and you replace the capacitor theres a fair chance you might get by another year without replacing the condenser fan motor. Charged capacitors pack a nasty jolt so be careful, hope this was helpful, GL! P.S. If it is the cond. fan motor and you replace it be sure you get a sealed outdoor rated cond. fan motor and the appropriate rain guards are installed.
These motors with the plastic fan are apparently failing so often that when I went to the parts store, the owner told me on guy bought 4 replacement motors for his condo complex. Buy the old version of the motor with a metal fan blade. You have to clip off the white connector on the wiring harness and then wire to the new motor using wire nuts (easy). It's a lot cheaper too - $49 for the motor and blade vs alost $100 for the crappy plastic one. Running llike a champ right now!