Blower motor capacitor

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Old 06-27-15, 03:53 PM
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Lightbulb Blower motor capacitor

Good day all,

I am replacing my indoor blower motor, model FDL1036. Just purchased a old house and I am trying to get the heat/air up and running. It appears to never had a capacitor installed. When I installed the Honeywell controller and turned it on, the blower motor quickly heated up and incinerated. My fault, I should have checked everything out before turning it on. Who wires a blower motor without a capacitor? Anyhow, since it is virtually non-existent I need to know what size capacitor to use with it.

specs are:
1/3 HP, 1075 RPM, 208-230 volts, 3 speed

So would I use... 370VAC?

I found one on Amazon;

http://www.amazon.com/GE-Capacitor-9...1FSDWPR8TKYCH5
 
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Old 06-27-15, 04:45 PM
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You are installing a new motor ?

If it requires a capacitor ( it probably does ) , it should say on the motor name plate and / or with the documentation in the box the motor comes with . And it should have a wiring diagram .

Be sure you get the direction of the motor rotation correct .

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Cool

Yes. The motor hasn't came in the mail yet, but I just read on the Grainger website what capacitor was recommended; I ordered that, only about $18 with shipping. It was a 370VAC.
 
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What is the rating of the capacitor it indicated ? Some are rated 440 VAC , also .

Again , be sure you get the direction of rotation correct . And pay very close attention to the wiring diagram .

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