condenser fan run slow

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Old 07-05-03, 08:13 PM
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condenser fan run slow

My condenser fan for the SEARS central air unit is stopped, i tried to put oil in the motor and turn it, it run but very slow. The blower run but I don't have cool air. Is my motor burn out or I don't have enough freon in the system. How do I know?
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Old 07-05-03, 08:17 PM
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you are seeing a problem with the fan, i would look there first. test the capacitor, could very well be the bearings on the motor.
 
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Old 07-05-03, 08:22 PM
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airgate:

You can check the fan bearings by trying to move the shaft.
If you can feel any side to side play the bearings are worn.
 
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I look it again when the fan stopped, the motor smoking. so it must be the condenser motor burn out.
 
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Old 07-06-03, 07:10 PM
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Did you put the oil in a small hole on the side of the motor or by chance in the windings?
 
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I put oil in the oil well on top of the motor after I removed the oil plug..
 
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Old 07-06-03, 07:44 PM
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Thats good.
Just making sure oil didn't get in the windings to cause the smoke.

Is there play in the shaft?
 
 

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