Condenser fan replacement of 1/3 by 1/2 hp?

Old 07-26-12, 12:28 PM
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Condenser fan replacement of 1/3 by 1/2 hp?

I'm getting set to replace a dead condenser fan Emerson motor on my Amana ARCF48U01E. The part number on the 1/3 hp motor now shows as a 1/2 hp motor on the replacement part website I've consulted.

Assuming I replace the capacitor as well, which I understand from other posts is required/recommended (yes?), should I run into any problems going from 1/3 to 1/2 hp? Anything else I need to swap out at the same time? I don't know how old the unit is -- it is not original, so it is newer (probably substantially) than 1985, but probably at least 9 or 10 years old.
Old 07-26-12, 04:01 PM
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I suggest checking with some other sites. It is possible Amana made a change or more likely, the motor has been replaced before with a 1/3 hp instead of the spec'd 1/2 hp.

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