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    HP Blower Motor tries but won't run

    York HP installed in 2003. AC supposed to be running. We started to hear clicking while the outside unit was running but the blower was not. I went under the house and checked the little fuse(It was Ok). I checked to find the source of the clicking. It is coming from the fan motor trying to start. The fan tries to move but won't move more than 1/4 inch with each click. The fan would turn fairly freely with help but not keep going. This motor has two plastic plugs to hook up the bundle of wires. After several minutes, a sharp alarm sound was heard(beep beep). The green light on the circuit board was flashing while the fan was trying to start. The outside unit was running and the air handler coil began to freeze. We tried the "fan on" setting with the same results. I did some research and went back under to look for a run capacitor. There was none that I could see- none on the fan housing and nothing on the circuit boards that looked like a capacitor. Everything I read said there would be a capacitor.


    What should I do next?
    Is there a capacitor I can't see?
    What does the green flashing light mean when the power was on?
    What does that alarm sound(beep beep, like a microwave oven) mean?

    I will appreciate any worthwhile advice.

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    What model number is the outdoor unit?

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    Model E4H036S06A Stellar Plus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bill View Post
    A unit that old, I would just stick a PSC in it and be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just_opinion View Post
    I thought NO DYI
    We're is the line in DIY anymore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bill View Post
    A unit that old, I would just stick a PSC in it and be done.
    Thanks. I am not too familiar with the terminology. Does PSC refer to a single speed motor with a run capacitor? Can I have my motor(If it checks out OK) equipped to run single speed or must I have a basic single speed motor installed? I need to have some understanding of this before I call a local pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bill View Post
    A unit that old, I would just stick a PSC in it and be done.
    If the motor is good, usually is, but the module bad, I'd repair or replace the module.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Check your warranty. I don't know about york but most of the ECM motors I deal with have a 10 year part warranty. Changing a module on one takes a half hour so the labor won't be much.

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    It should have a 10 year warranty. But, 2003 was when they were just going to the 10 year, so his may not be covered.
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    Model number of indoor and outdoor units may help to select replacement blower motor.

    Yes a new different one will have to be installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBKold View Post
    Model number of indoor and outdoor units may help to select replacement blower motor.

    Yes a new different one will have to be installed.
    A module replacement is about the same cost as a blower motor replacement. And doesn't need the relay addition that converting to a PSC motor would.

    Plus, if he's in a humid area, he may not like the humidity increase he could get from going to a PSC motor.
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    I just realized he was talking of the indoor blower instead of the condenser motor. In that case I would definitely go back with original parts.

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