Fan Motor stopped running. OEM was AO Smith 1/4 HP 850 RPM 1.3 Amps model F48J66A48. HVAC guy said he didnt have exact OEM..but one with 9 out of 10 requirements. He installed a Emerson 1/4 HP 1.5 Amp PH1 850 RPM. Emerson model # K55HXKWA-9803. A bit concerned 10 mins after the new motor installed- googled the OEM (AO Smith) and found it costs XXX. Ahm...er..ah...I paid XXX for the Emerson motor and 30 mins labor (4 screws and a plastic plug in wire harness). When I called back HVAC guy to ask for parts/labor info- and that I found the OEM (AO Smith) motor for XXX - I was told it was prob rebuilt at that price and that the Emerson installed for me was new. Called Grainger and other http://www. parts place and confirmed they sell only NEW motors.
Oh, tech said he replaced caps at no extra charge.
What are caps?
Why can I not find the Emerson model number K55HXKWA-9803 listed anywhere? I want to compare specs and also need to know if it could be a rebuilt?
Is XXX% mark up normal here?
[Edited by jrbenny on 08-14-2006 at 05:57 AM]