I rent out a house that has a RUDD Air Conditiong Unit UE!B-1610BYS and
all of a sudden the blades on the fan outside stopped working. Now if i
turn the air inside the house i hear it working but only get room
temperature air. I was wondering if anyone would know if there is a
part that i need to replace inside the unit. I have someone working on
it but just wanted to do my homework on this as well. thank you
The fan is probably available cheapest from W. W. Grainger or Johnstone
Supply, and while Grainger normally sells only to wholesale customers,
they've been known to make exceptions for those who pay in cash. It's
a good idea to change the motor capacitor as well.
Before doing anything else, turn off the electricity, not just at the
breaker box but also by pulling the fuses from the box mounted on the
Don't drop the fan motor into the A/C or it may pierce through copper
tubing, resulting in loss of freon and costly bill to have it fixed and
The fan may be hard to remove from the original motor, and if it's bent
in the process, replace it since a straightened fan will vibrate badly.
The wire splices have to be waterproof, so don't use ordinary wire nuts
or butt connectors. Secure the wiring so it doesn't dangle at all and
can't get cut by the fan blades. A/C units normally vibrate, and
wiring that moves can eventually fail. Any plastic wire ties should be
black, to resist UV sunlight.
It's a good idea to replace the motor capacitor with the motor, but
discharge the capacitor first by shorting its terminals with a
Check the circuit breaker for the compressor at the main breaker
panel. Sometimes they trip for what seems to be no reason and just
resetting gets you up and running again. It might also be a bad
breaker or a problem with the unit itself.
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