Replacement Motor Selection
The next step, in air conditioner fan replacement, is to select the proper replacement motor. This is also a good time to consider a money saving upgrade for your air conditioner.
All motors have a model/manufacturers number on them. You can usually find an exact replacement with that number.
If you are unable to find an exact replacement, you can usually use a universal replacement. Here is what you should look for and match:
- The motor diameter in inches (3.3, 5, 5.5, 6.5)
- The operating voltage (115, 208-230, 460)
- The horsepower (1/8, 1/6, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2)
** Many universal replacement motors have more than one horsepower rating**
- The size of the shaft in inches
- The speed in rpm
- The direction of rotation
** Many universal replacement motors are dual rotation. The direction of rotation is easily changed to meet the required need.**
- The mounting method
** Many universal replacement motors can be mounted in multiple ways.**