AC no cooling seized condenser fan HACK repair

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10 Comments on "AC no cooling seized condenser fan HACK repair"

  1. Get a new capacitor because those plastic ones will bust open.
    They don’t even make those plastic ones anymore because they have such high failure rates.

  2. Probably will make it till next season 😜 nice fix

  3. I have a box fan that the sleeve bearings went on it. It’ll run but I have to oil it all of the time now. Pretty much once they go they stay gone. If you can replace the bearings you should get more life out of it. Otherwise expect it to just seize back up on you if you’re not constantly oiling it. That’s my experience with bearings that have seized. They become oil junkies.

  4. Did your dad start you off taking things around the house apart & fixing them when you were growing up?

    I’m starting to get role reversal with my dad – these days it’s me up the ladder and him holding the torch and passing me the tools : )

  5. Nice fix John, you saved them some money. I did the same thing to the motor in our bathroom fan not long ago, the motor was seized and spinning only slightly and couldn’t find a replacement motor. I had to use liquid wrench at first since there was some rust due to steam from the shower, etc. then I used a lightweight oil. At least you will probably get the rest of the season out of it. You may want to change the capacitor when you finally replace that condenser fan motor.

  6. Glad you got the cooling going ASAP. Those “Goodman” condenser units capacitors are under rated for voltage. I measure 20 to 30 VAC over stamped volt ratings. Lubing fan bearings seldom works for long.

  7. NOT AUDIO RELATED PLEASE STOP SENDING ! THE FLUX CAPACITOR CONNECTED TO SNICKERS BUTT IS SEIZED !

  8. THE RIGHT THING TO DO IS CALL A A/C TECH AND PAY SOMEONE TO FIX THE ISSUE

  9. Most motors have axial ball bearings and those are very cheap on amazon or ebay. You just have to press them out and in, being very careful when installing the new ones. You do not want to bang them in. A trick is to put the shaft in the freezer before sliding the new bearing on it. This will shrink the shaft making it slide right on. I like the sealed bearings and I grease pack them before install as I do not trust that the factory put enough in. Use a micrometer to size the old bearing.

  10. John
    You saved your parents about $500 from the so called “technicians’ Parts changers- in my area they would have replaced the entire A/C system for $2000 or more.
    Every one that says this repair won’t last is guessing.Those torrington shaft bearings come lubed from the factory with a special grease but over time.weather and use the grease disappears.Emerson makes a damn good motor if it says Made In USA.
    Of course this unit is at least 20 years old,and a real estimate of it’s remaining life is the suction pressure and output pressure.No one should waste their money on a new compressor,don’t forget some of those older compressors use refrigerant that is now illegal.

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