Should I/Do I need to oil my outside condenser motor?


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Old 07-16-09, 12:26 PM
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Should I/Do I need to oil my outside condenser motor?

Just replaced old 1/8 HP 1075 RPM GE with new GE 1/3 HP 1075 RPM motor cause old one (1986!!!) finally died.

New one does not have motor manual or suggested maintenance if any. It does have 2 small holes and one gets a black plastic plug in it depending on how it is mounted.

I believe that holes is for oiling?
 
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Old 07-16-09, 01:00 PM
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Sound like an oil port to me
 
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Old 07-16-09, 05:56 PM
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It sounds like a drain hole. Is it on the end bell?


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Old 07-22-09, 10:58 AM
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There are 2 holes...one on each end. The instructions say to be sure the black plastic plug, which is automatically pushed into one of the holes, is plugged into whichever hole is facing UP...as in...towards the elements or is exposed, etc.

So I did as instructed but reading a post from an A/C related website...there was a comment that mentioned using it for occasional oiling. I have no such instructions. just curious.
 
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Did you download and read the brochure? Those are drain holes. Condensor fan motors usually do not have oil ports. What I don't understand is why you went up so high on the horsepower rating?
 
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Old 07-24-09, 02:05 PM
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I didn't pick the motor. The HVAC company I bought it from recommended it to me. They knew the exact specs I had and I specifically requested a correct replacement.

It runs very well...but at times it seems like it is going to take off like a helicopter!
 
 

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