I have a 9 year old Trane XE-1000. About 2 years ago, a tech came out to the house because the fan motor was shot. He replaced it with a generic brand (AO Smith) which was fine until recently. Now it sometimes works sometimes doesnt. I just realized the motor is apparently NOT a generic brand of the same motor but rather a different motor with different horsepower altogether and the capacitor for that motor was NOT replaced. So I have the wrong capacitor matched to the wrong motor. Here are my questions:
1) Can I replace the existing generic motor (1/3 hp) with the matching capacitor and all will be fine (and $ cheaper)
2) Is there a place I CAN buy an exact generic fan motor (Matching the original Trane motor) with matching capacitor and not have to pay the substantially higher cost for a direct Trane replacement
The only other capacitor on my unit is the Start capacitor. I dont know if that has a bearing on the equation as well...
Any help here on the forum or pm is appreciated... I am not a tech guy so I dont know much about it..