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A/C fan motor burnt; I replaced it, and it will not keep runing very long.

I have an old GE Central A/C condenser & 1/6 hp fan motor. Where can I fine a manual for GE Model #BTN936A100B2 condenser, and wiring diagram?

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  • weglass2 Jul 22, 2008

    An official from G.E. Manufacture advised GE sold their Central A/C unit to "Trane" in 1982; the same official said Trane A/C Mfg purchased all manuals rights etc. I still have a problem as to why the fan motor runs for a short time and stops?

  • weglass2 Jul 22, 2008

    My estimated 30 yr. old central a/c condensor fan motor burnt; I replaced it and clean the condenser coil & replaced the blower motor air filter. Now the new fan motor runs about 10 minutes and stops; the compressor keep runing. What is the probable cause, and how can I correct the problem?

  • weglass2 Jul 22, 2008

    I purchased a new capacitor for the fan motor; the new A.O. Smith ele. motor replaced the burnt out GE motor. The GE motor wiring colors are purple, black, brown and red. The A.O. Smith Motor wires are tan, tan/white, black, yellow. I'am not sure I have the new capacitor wired correct. ???

  • weglass2 Jul 22, 2008

    The original repair manual/operating manual cannot be located. What can I do to check my wiring connections to be sure they are connected correctly?

  • weglass2 Jul 22, 2008

    My issues with the GE A/C has not been resolve. Maybe I need a troubleshooting chart; where can I obtain one?

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It sounds like you'll probably need a capacitor .......

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Hi,

Pls try and confirm:
on the old GE motor:

  • Red = low speed
  • Black = high speed
  • Purple (or white) = common (capacitor if only 1 brown)
  • Brown = run capacitor (2 wires)
on the new A.O. Smith Motor
  • tan = capacitor
  • tan/white = common/capacitor
  • black = high speed
  • yellow. = low speed
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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See if you can find the manuals from here
http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/literature/

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

  • Ekse Jul 22, 2008

    Check with trane for the manual

    http://www.trane.com/Corporate/Contact/i...



    other than that, press on repost the problem / request more assistance, to get more help from other experts as I only jumped at this for knowing where the manual should have been at.



    Thanks,

    Ekse

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Manuals for these may be near impossible to find considering the age of the unit. I couldn't find anything on line. Your fan problem may lie with the thermostat control. Check the thermostat wiring at the unit end.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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