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Blower runs slowly if at all. Give it a spin or two by hand and it will slowly build up to full speed, RUN AND COOL AS NORMAL. But it only runs for a short time (12 to 15 minutes) then the blower slows down gradually then stops.

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  • rudolph johnson jr Sep 02, 2010

    Sounds about right. Now how do I get to the motor/bearings? I already have the front plastic grill off exposing the foam filter and the cooling fins and tubing behind it. There are many screws in view and I don't want remove the wrong ones.

  • rudolph johnson jr Sep 04, 2010

    I just need to know how to get at the bearing, bushing, or sleeve to lube it to get me through the end of the summer season. I'll replace the entire unit when they go on sale in the fall (and probably for less than replacing or repairing the motor).

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The fan bearings have become gummed up and will need to be replaced or cleaned. I am assuming yours is not a split type. If so you will need to remove the whole unit from its casing. Have a look at this link :
http://dl.owneriq.net/2/2dca85dd-1381-4d1d-a2ed-08e8ffd24fe6.pdf
It is an installation manual and shows what to do to install/remove the unit.

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The problem will be either the capacitor for the motor or the motor itself. You can check the capacitor with a multimeter with the capacitor check function or take it to a heating and air supply and they can check it for you. If it looks swollen then it is bad. Does the fan spin freely by hand when the power is off. If not then it probably needs to be replaced. You can check the motor windings with an ohmmeter. I have dealt with a few where everthing seemed to check out but the motor was bad. Some problems won't show up until the motor gets hot.

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  • Brian Niten Sep 03, 2010

    Most of the motors in window units don't have bearings but use a bushing or sleeve. Lubing might help for a little while but your best bet is to replace the motor.

  • Brian Niten Sep 05, 2010

    There may be hole to put a few drops of oil in on the ends of the motor near the shaft. If not, then there is no way to lube it unless you disassemble the motor.

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Hi,

It seems to be a problem with blower motor. The bearings are seizing up when the motor is difficult to turn with power to it.
Generally, if the capacitor is bad, it won't turn at all or will quickly overheat and go out on internal overload.

If the motor feels "tight" when trying to spin it, the bearings are seizing and the motor will have to be replaced.

If there are oil ports, you might be able to spray some lubricant inside such as WD-40, but this does not always work and, if it does, it is only for a short time,but it might get you by if you need the A/C and cannot get it repaired immediately.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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