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    X-13 Blower Motors

    Has anyone had to replace numerous x-13 blower motors this year?

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    Not had to replace the first one yet.

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    Only 4


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    I just did my 3rd today.

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    Mostly on those fa4 a/h units...


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    I've changed 4 of them in the last two weeks. All in carrier/ICP products.

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    didnt know those ECM motor save customer money or not?lol!

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    There are usually a couple of threads like this every year. The answer is Yes, yes, yes, yes and Yes! Personally for the last several years I usually just replace them with a PSC Cheaper and much more reliable. Some blame it on the existing ductwork. Most customers don't want to hear that they need new duct work when their old ductwork worked fine for years prior to the ECM.

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    LOL... I love, but hate em'..... They're nice motors, but they just don't seem to last, even in a "good" installation with good ductwork and tolerable static pressures.

    I installed a gas/pack with an X-13 earlier this year.......And yep, customer refused to let me touch the ductwork, so we'll see how long it lasts!

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    4 x13's...1ecm..ever. not had a lot of problems..yet. One the insulation fell down in a horizontal...not our install.

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    At least you can change only the module now. They use to be only one piece...
    It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.

    ~Albert Camus

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    Still recommended to replace module and motor together, of course, they sell more motors that way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielandersen2 View Post
    Still recommended to replace module and motor together, of course, they sell more motors that way.
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    The motor itself should be as reliable as PSC. It's the solid state electronic crap in the module that is susceptible to just "quitting". Replacing the module avoids the hassle associated with difficult fan removal situations and possible accidental damage to blower from the process.

    X-13s mimic the behavior of same hp PSC, but each tap on X-13 is like a step on variable setting, so "the low tap" on OEM x-13 don't have to mean the same "low" as generic PSC. You could still use the fan performance data on AHU manual and choosing the tap on PSC that gives "close enough" measured CFM.

    But if you were to rip the system out and send it into the lab with a Fasco PSC in place of factory X-13, it will likely fail to meet the EER/SEER ratings for the AHRI number the system was given

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