BEWARE OF THE RAKING OVER THE COALS. If you are needing work done on your rig, please shop around as I did today. Both of my units AC units are out and in AZ we are already in the 100's.I called a repair shop and wanted to charge me $ 580.00  to put in a fan motor in my AC unit. Although he could sell me a new unit for 600 plus 200 install. The very next call I made can get the parts and labor for 200.  The second business I called will give a free est on site. If the prices are like the fan motor, he will have my business. Fair is fair.

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Comment by Dean on June 9, 2014 at 8:58am

Thanks for the suggestion Bobby. Is the spray called Kroil?

Comment by Bobby Boulanger on June 9, 2014 at 1:15am

I agree. Being an antiques dealer and real estate owner, you would be surprised what a good spraying of electric contact cleaner and Kroil can fix. Get stubborn motors started my hand spinning the motor and spray away. Fixes like this has saved many old motors that have not turned in a while. I get my sprays at the local auto store. I hope this helps.

Comment by Jim Stoltz on June 6, 2014 at 5:09am

Motor kits appear to be around $140-$150 on eBay on average, so $265 installed seems like a decent deal. You could save yourself $100 by installing it yourself, but I don't know what that entails. When I took the ceiling cover off of mine I could barely see the squirrel cage. I don't know how far you have to tear them down to get at the motor.

Comment by Jimco_W001 on June 6, 2014 at 12:17am

I have a brisk air that was made in 1973.When I go to use it after it's been sitting I have to give the fan a little push to get it started.Then it works fine until it sits unused again.

Comment by Lakota Wolf on June 5, 2014 at 10:05pm

If his fan motor is good, ya may be set to go..

Comment by Dean on June 5, 2014 at 8:43pm

Hey guys, thanks for the suggestions. I pulled the cawl off and the motor has over 1/8" end play. A neighbor lost his ac due to compressor and condenser. He said that I could have his fan. I do hope the specs match up. If not, I got a bid for $265. to install a new fan. That is parts and labor. Do you all think that is a fair price? He is going to check out the other one for no charge.

Comment by Lakota Wolf on June 5, 2014 at 7:03pm

Have you removed the motor and bench tested it?  From sitting they can have attitude and like Jim mentioned a few turns and maybe a lil w/d 40 and it might fire over and run.

Comment by Jim Stoltz on June 5, 2014 at 5:26pm

Sorry to hear of your troubles. When my brother first got his TT, the AC fan was inoperative because it had sat a while. I took the cover off, turned on the power, and started the fan by hand (watch your fingers). The fan ran, and continues to run to this day (2 years later).



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