Gauge of blower motor wire


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Old 12-22-16, 06:40 AM
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Question Gauge of blower motor wire

New blower motor coming today and I need to pick up some mail disconnects so my old wires will plug into the connectors on the new motor. Is there a standard gage wire on residential blower motors? I'm getting a Genteq/GE motor #3S044 which is an equivalent for carrier motor
#HC41AE117,Carrier Furnace Model 58MXA060-12112.
 
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Old 12-22-16, 07:53 AM
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Looks like the wires on the new motor have connectors on them, which will plug into the control board.
 
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Old 12-22-16, 08:05 AM
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Looks like the wires on the new motor have connectors on them, which will plug into the control board.
Talk about feeling stupid. For some reason I just assumed they would be short like the ones on my old motor.
 
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Have another cup of coffee.....lol
 
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Received and installed new motor, $80 w/shipping and a Cap. Installed like a dream plugged right in. It may have taken care of a slow heat rise issue I had, or not. For now I have heat and will monitor things for the next few days. Seems like the wire is 10 - 12 gage.

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Blower motor wire is usually 14 gauge.
 
 

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