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Fan motor on the condenser runs a short time and stops.

I have a home central a/c unit; the GE fan motor burnt? what could have cause it to burn out? I clean the condenser coil and replaced the blower motor air filter; I replaced the fan motor w/ another 1/6 hp motor; it will run a short time, about 10 minutes and stop; What is causing my problem?

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