x13 blower motor reverse rotation?

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Old 12-31-12, 12:52 PM
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x13 blower motor reverse rotation?

I recently bought an x13 blower motor that is reversible. The motor is running
CCW and I need it to run CW. Which wires do I switch to make it reverse rotation?
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Old 12-31-12, 04:03 PM
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That motor is programmed to give the output required by a Rheem unit.
I recommend getting a motor designed for your Tempstar unit.

I see no instructions online to reverse the rotation. Strange that it has that double sided arrow. Some sites list this motor as reverse rotation and some list it as reversable rotation.

Is there any indication on the literature or packaging that came with the motor other than the arrow on this motor that it can be reversed?
(like a sticky note over the motor tag with a diagram)
 
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Old 12-31-12, 06:43 PM
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Thanks for replying Houston204, The motor only came in a box with no instructions from Surplus City Liquidators. I thought the double arrow meant it could go in either direction. I guess I'll have to call an h vac service man to come and figure it out. I do know the 1-5 connectors on the motor are speed taps but I don't know if any of the wires on the C L1 G L2 are reversible. And The Motor intended for my Tempstar is 460.00. This is the second motor that went bad in
two years.
 
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I'm pretty sure this motor will not work for your application.

FYI.....Are you aware that the motor in the picture is a 208/230 volt motor ?


The X13 motor is a permanent magnet, three phase, brushless DC motor. A single phase drive is attached to the motor to control it for air over direct drive indoor blower applications.
It is designed to operate in constant torque mode with up to five discrete tap settings for OEM applications.

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I agree, that motor is application specific and probably is not compatible with your furnace. The direction of rotation IS reversible but that is dependent upon the controller board for the motor.
 
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Old 01-01-13, 08:28 AM
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If you have gone through 2 motors in 2 years you have an additional problem.

High static pressure or moisture is damaging these motors.

A dirty evaporator coil is the most likely cause of these failures.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record... An external static pressure measurement should be taken to help prevent the failure of more motors.
 
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