Use for AC fan motor

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Old 04-29-15, 02:33 PM
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Use for AC fan motor

Hi Again,

I recently replaced the fan motor on the AC unit.

I think the old motor will still work, but does anybody know of any uses for an old 220 motor?
 
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Old 04-29-15, 02:36 PM
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Not much. Little torque. Why did you replace it? That will clue you in on its possible uses. If it was slow or had a burning smell, then it may be bad bearings or bad capacitor.
 
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It was making a bad rattling noise. Bearing I suspect. But if I could make some use of it, I'm all for it.
 
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Old 04-29-15, 03:34 PM
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I'd sell it for the copper content and move on. It will only be trouble really soon once the bearing does finally go south.
 
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Yeah, I suppose you're right.
 
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my granddaddy used to hook up old motors on his workbench to grinder discs and rotary wirebrushes, etc. I recall several exposed v-belts and pulleys. Looked like a good way for a kid to loose an arm if you didn't watch out for the moving parts.
 
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Oooooh, I wonder if I could make a sander out of it.

Just kidding.
 

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Old 04-30-15, 08:28 PM
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Not enough torque. It would just stall out.
 
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