The motor that spins the fan on the condenser unit outside my home
seized up today. I noticed that house fan was running, but cold air was
not blowing out the vents for the central air. When I went outside to
check the condenser unit the fan was not spinning, the motor was
humming, and was extremely hot to the touch.
I thought I had heard a squealing sound over the past couple weeks when
the AC unit would start in the early morning sometime, so I assume the
bearings in the fan motor seized. Is fixing this as straight forward as
buying a replacement motor, removing the old motor, and attaching the
fan to the new motor? Or is it likely that when the fan motor died it
took out other components with it (such as condenser coil or compressor)?
The specs I read off the side of the current motor:
Model #: KA55HXCRK-9885
Part #: 8101-551
I think motors like these would be replacements:
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
- posted 13 years ago