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    My 18 years old Magic Chef Central AC outside fan motor just stopped working. It is a Westinghouse brand. Could not figure out the model number or horse power. The label says the following: S# 323P888, 350B001, RPM 825, HZ60 PH1, V208-230, A1.3, Type FLL, HTU48, Ser.A. H86, AMB C40, Thermally protected Type C, E46993.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Originally posted by victork1998
    RPM 825,V208-230,A1.3,
    Thanks.
    That info should help you get a close replacement if not an exact replacement motor, that is all you will need to know if you deal with a seasoned counter man at Grainger or Johnstone.
    you should be able to look at the fan blade to tell direction.
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    Is the fan motor a single shaft or adouble shafted motor,Is the fan on the top or on the side?Most of the time you could probably use a universal motor,but if the system is 18 years old you probably should get it replaced because you could easily pay 300-400 dollars to have it fixed and close to 1000.00 for a new one.Not to mention the damage that could have been done,dependinh on how long the fan has been down.also it might just be the capacitor a 25 dollar part.

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    Depending on the fan blade size, it will take a 1/4hp,or 1/3hp 825 rpm cfm.

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    Hi, thanks.

    The motor is a single shaft sitting on top. I noticed it was running intermittently two, three days ago. It stopped working completely now. It was down for only a couple of days. Hope no major damage down. Trying to get it fixed now. I got two more AC working in the house, no need to rush a replacement. Will wait for a couple of years to get a higher efficient model replacement. The 14, 15 seer Trane model will cost me around $5000. Hope the price will drop, or get a Goodman unit.

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    If the motor is a single shaft sitting on top,then a universal 1/4hp motor should work for you.Any heating and air contractor should have one.Don't forget to have them check the capacitor,this time of year I have alot of them going out,a very simple fix.

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    Thanks.

    I am having a local contractor coming to replace the motor, capacitor and checking/charging pressure. It is raining here and that keeps him from coming. He said he wants to measure the pressure in non-raining day for accuracy. (?)

    I noticed there are two copacitors. One large, one smaller. Which one is for the motor?

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    The smaller of the 2 is for the outdoor fan motor and the larger for the compressor,if the smaller cap. is bad it may be bulged where the wires hook up.

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    Originally posted by victork1998
    Will wait for a couple of years to get a higher efficient model replacement. The 14, 15 seer Trane model will cost me around $5000. Hope the price will drop
    prices dropping? you are dreaming.

    your unit has served it's useful life at 18 years. i personally would not put a dime into it. today the motor, tomorrow the compressor. next day new unit.

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    How about a Goodman unit? Much lower priced. Like 96% two stage furnace and 15 seer AC unit only cost just above 2 grand (E-bay). Almost less half what Trane charges. Don't know the quality tough.

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    what will e-bay charge to install it?

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    Definitely will get a good local contractor to install it. Not now when they are all busy.

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