Got a no cool today.
As I walked over the steep roof (not nessessary in Pheonix) I could not hear the fan running and assumed a bad condenser fan motor.
Bad. But not seized. The fan blade fell off. The motor lost a seal and oil dumped out. Somehow the set screw couldn't hold and the blade fell off and was bent to hell. Luckily it didn't bust a hole in the little lines on the RV that it banged against!
Blade bent to ****.
One blade bent one way. One bent the other.
I've had LOTS of practice fixing "out of balance" Goodman fan blades. the funny thing with Goodman's is that getting a NEW fan blade (a genuine GOODMAN fan blade) is sometimes just as bad as the old fan blade. I don't like fetching a blade. installing it. Then needing to go back and getting ANOTHER blade to try.
So I started balancing them Goodman fan blades by HAND and got much better results than getting a new fan blade from a Goodman distributor.
(The closest picture you will ever see of me. I'm as stealth as Tim the Toolman's neighbor!)
After geting the blades looking CLOSE to normal with pliers/hand seamers, I use my trusty long t-stat screwdriver (yes, that's my t-stat screwdriver) to align the blades.
First i align one edge of the blade. Then line up the other adjusting pitch/angle all by eye.
Well. Some biatch. I pulled off them weights. Aligned by eye. And was dead on the first try today!!!!
Got to love that ****e!
The quietest and smoothest Goodman fan I heard in a while!