GE condenser fan motor

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GE condenser fan motor

My son called me today. He is looking for a replacement fan motor for his condenser.
Model number HE3E195n
230 volt 1100rpm 1/5 hp

Model number does not come up on an internet search.
Anyone know of a universal motor he can install on his unit?
Thanks,
David
 
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Motor model numbers mean almost nothing. The majors buy skid loads of motors with their private model number on it.

What is the complete model number of the condensor ?
 
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Thank you for the reply Pete.
I will get that info from him.
 
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I haven't seen a GE condenser in a long time. Is his condenser from the 70's or the early 80's?

Seems like I remember some of those units having a 2 speed condenser fan motor.

I used to omit the 2 speed control relay on those things and install a single speed motor. You wouldn't want to spend too much money on a 35 year old condenser.

You will probably need to measure the motor diameter or read the Frame size on the motor nomenclature if it is still legible.

I liked the electrical section on the 3 to 5 ton sizes.


Probably time to consider a new system.
 
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This is what I have.
Any thoughts?
Thanks,
David
 
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Son's unit...
Rheem
Motor number HE3E195N
230 Volt
1/5 hp
1100 rpm
5 5/8" motor case diameter
Single flat on shaft?

My unit...
Rheem
Motor: AO Smith F48SF6L5
230 volt
1/4 hp
1075 rpm
5 5/8" motor case diameter
Double flat on shaft?

Specs on my motor are from the internet.
I only see one flat on his motor shaft.
Can't see the shaft on my motor.

Do you think my motor would work on his unit?
What's this double flat on my shaft?
Thanks
David


p.s. Suggestions on removing fan blade from his motor?
Soaking with Blaster right now.
 
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Your motor might have 2 set screws. Its always best to use a exact match on motor. That said I would use that motor. When I have a stubborn fan blades I heat up the set screw area with a torch. Works for me every time.

Google Condenser rescue motor.
 

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skaggsje thank you for the info.
Son works at Grainger and motor is in stock.
It will be installed this evening.
David
 
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Your welcome David, let us know how it turns out.
 
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As you stated... a little heat and a few blows with the hammer and the fan blade came off without any damage.
Son took it home to install it.
 
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Motor is installed and all systems are A-OK.
Ready for lift off.
Thanks everyone for the help and advice.
David
 
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Thanks for letting us know how you made out.
 
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