Thanks in advance for your help.
I have a Tempstar TCH242AKC1 3.5 ton smartcomfort 2200 heat pump that is 6 years old. 14 months ago I had to replace the 2 speed condenser fan motor because of bad bearings. It would heat up and stop cool and start.
Now the 2 speed condenser fan motor has burnt the windings up. Any idea what would cause that on a 14 month motor? It does run a lot in the winter but I wondering now if some other part could be causing it, it also had a new capacitor installed when they replaced the condenser fan. I checked the part # and both were the right ones.
This time the HVAC guy, I got a new company this time, ordered a new condenser fan motor and installed it but it kept kicking out about every 5 min. It took a bit but he looked up the part and they gave him the wrong motor, he had a 2 speed 1/5 HP and mine is a 2 speed 1/4 HP. He also replaced the new capacitor that the 1/5 hp called for but that too was the wrong one for my heat pump. Would that have caused the fan kicking out every 5 min?
I guess I am wondering when he brings the right 2 speed condenser fan motor if it is going to run ok and what could cause a 14 month old condenser fan motor to fry the windings, I took the old motor apart and looked like 2 sets of windings, the outer windings going to the line red wire was the one burnt, the other set look fine.
Thanks for any info. Mike