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Title: condensor fan motor bad
Post by: viking351 on July 29, 2010, 07:54:48 AM
i want to bench test this fan motor. it's been stalling.
FSP# is 2176336
it has three terminals which two terminals do i attach the two leads from my test cord?
can i get a wiring diagram? the one for the machine is MIA!
thanks

Model 10657282790
Title: Re: condensor fan motor bad
Post by: JWWebster on July 29, 2010, 09:22:08 AM
That is a condenser motor for a ice box. It has 2 hot wires and an earth/ground wire. I think the 2 outside wires are the hot wires. But how can I know?
I check to see which wire has continuity to the motor. That is usually green and in the middle. The other 2 wires should have continuity but neither should be grounded to the motor frame. These motors tend to last a long long time. But they will get hot and lock up with age. Tip: You could get a cheaper one if you ordered a 2w cw 115 volt generic instead of that fsp one you mentioned.
Title: Re: condensor fan motor bad
Post by: shieldcracker on August 02, 2010, 05:42:00 PM
...Or the motor is psc meaning one wire goes to the AC  power line alone, the other wire that goes to the AC line connects to a capacitor as well and, the remaining wire connects to the other terminal of the capacitor.
To find out which wire goes where we  need to know the colors or else the ohmeter has to come out, let us know.
Title: Re: condensor fan motor bad
Post by: JWWebster on August 02, 2010, 07:45:41 PM
From the picture of part number 2176336 (http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-2176336-%3d%3di2056&PartID=2056) it looks to me like a shaded pole motor like they have had since day one
Title: Re: condensor fan motor bad
Post by: Earl Dryer on August 02, 2010, 08:54:54 PM
JW is correct. That picture don't Lie. Green (Center) to motor case should have continuity. White (neutral) & Red (line) should read the winding and Run the motor.
Title: Re: condensor fan motor bad
Post by: JWWebster on August 02, 2010, 09:23:03 PM
$24 generic babes (http://www.a-1catalog.com/confanmot1.html)
Title: Re: condensor fan motor bad
Post by: JWWebster on August 02, 2010, 09:25:28 PM
Repair clinic generic $39 (the same dang thang) (http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts?searchText=WX4X989&Search=Find%20Parts)
Title: Re: condensor fan motor bad
Post by: shieldcracker on August 02, 2010, 09:57:45 PM
Yep, I agree with you guys shaded pole unit bearing motor.
I usually replace these motors with Morrill motors.
I just make sure I have the same speed and wattage in my replacement.