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07-12-2013 03:49 PM
tcoop
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Originally Posted by Kevin45 View Post
Too late since you already bought a motor, but I was going to say that you could check with a heating and air conditioning company around you to see if they had any squirrel cages with motors that they pulled out of old furnaces, or check CL to see if someone was selling any. You could have most likely gotten one cheaper than what you paid for the motor itself. But at least you are up and running now. Moving air is really needed for the hot humid days
I did check with a few local heating and air companies and none of the comapies had any motors, or so they say. One of the companies did say he would keep my number for the next time they replace a furnace. No call yet and CL didnt have anything at all i could use. The motor i got was 50 bucks, i am not not the best i could have gotten, but it owrks and moving some air. I have to keep soaping the belt to stop the squeaking, but it is running fine. Any suggestions for the belt squeak problem, it seems to be adjusted properly, but has an irritating squeak. Thanks for the reply.
07-10-2013 08:34 AM
cobalt327 Don't toss that old motor. It might be OK, just needs a new thermal switch. This could be the case especially if you didn't detect unusually high motor temps when it shuts down.
07-10-2013 06:21 AM
Kevin45 Too late since you already bought a motor, but I was going to say that you could check with a heating and air conditioning company around you to see if they had any squirrel cages with motors that they pulled out of old furnaces, or check CL to see if someone was selling any. You could have most likely gotten one cheaper than what you paid for the motor itself. But at least you are up and running now. Moving air is really needed for the hot humid days
06-29-2013 09:34 PM
tcoop Thanks to everyone. I found a local electric motor shop and I ended up buying a 50.00 motor from them. So far it is running fine. Thanks to everyone for their input.
06-29-2013 12:28 PM
dogwater I do have a new motor that is for a squirrel cage fan, has a long shaft 1/2 in. Thick w/ a flat cut on it, 115 volt, 3 speed, think it a 1/2 HP, I'll check when I get home.
06-06-2013 09:12 AM
tcoop
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Originally Posted by old guy View Post
If the motor runs for a short time and then stops it might be a good time to check the wiring that you did. A freind had an industrial fan(squirel type not large)that was wired wrong 208 volts instead of 115 or vise versa and it was the very last thing to check but vola it runs like a champ. This may not be your problem but don't rule it out as motors will run with strange voltages at times and not blow up or die??
I will check the wiring and see what happens. Thanks
06-05-2013 04:07 PM
old guy
Some time?

If the motor runs for a short time and then stops it might be a good time to check the wiring that you did. A freind had an industrial fan(squirel type not large)that was wired wrong 208 volts instead of 115 or vise versa and it was the very last thing to check but vola it runs like a champ. This may not be your problem but don't rule it out as motors will run with strange voltages at times and not blow up or die??
06-05-2013 12:58 PM
charleydodge ok tcoop, here's the skinny. i pulled my fan out of mothballs to give you this info. my cage is 12x13 with an adjustable slide damper. the motor is a 1/4 hp, 115 volt 1725 rpm at 4.6 amps. type sp. this motor is dated 1968, so i don't think the part number would help. i hope this helps.
06-02-2013 11:01 AM
OneMoreTime Check with your local furnace repair guy...he may have a motor or can identify where it came from..Normally the id tag on a furnace is one the outside of the box and when you remove the fan assy you lose the tag for it..May be cheaper to find another fan. Those fans will run all day with no restriction in the airflow..

Sam
06-02-2013 09:52 AM
S10xGN
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Originally Posted by dstearns2 View Post
its trying to pull too much air block off one side then try it, these fans are made to run in a closed box
Tcoop,

If you haven't already tried this, block the lower 1/3 of the discharge port and try it again.

Russ
06-01-2013 09:25 AM
killeratrod try this out they have a motor guide to help you find the right one or just take a look around!
Electric Motors - Grainger Industrial Supply
06-01-2013 09:18 AM
tcoop Anyone that has working fans, can you please give any motor and cage specs that may be helpful to me locating another motor.
The motor I have doesnt have a capacitor on the outside, nor does it have a info plate, so any motor specs would be great.

Thanks
05-31-2013 06:44 PM
cliff tate
shop fan

mine is from a old furnace,it will run allday with bothe ends open. you must have a bad motor.
05-31-2013 05:20 PM
dstearns2 its trying to pull too much air block off one side then try it, these fans are made to run in a closed box
05-31-2013 05:17 PM
charleydodge you can pick up any motor with a welded on base, or if you have the saddle type, most electric motors have the same type of frame. try a half horse 1620 rpm.
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