About Condenser Fan Motors
What's a 5.6" Condenser Fan Motor?
The role of the condenser fan motor is simple - it sucks air over the condenser coils and out the top of your condenser unit.
How Do I Select the Right Motor?
First and foremost - all of the motors on this page have a 5-1/2" diameter body with a 1/2" diameter shaft. If that sounds like the motor that you're replacing, then you need to match up your motor's HP, RPM, and input voltage. Most condenser fan motors are mounted shaft up or shaft down. Totally enclosed motors are suitable for all angle mount, meaning it can be either. If you need a motor with open ventilation, you'll need to select a motor with the proper shaft orientation.
What Else Do I Need?
Most motors fail because their bearings fail - bearings fail because the fan blade is out of balance. We recommend replacing the fan blade when replacing a condenser fan motor. We also recommend replacing the motor's capacitor. Motors are rated for specific run capacitors, so it's critical that you're using a capacitor with a microfarad rating that matches your motor.
We deal with motors everyday - we've been doing this a long time. If you need help finding the right motor or need us to cross reference a part number, just give us a call at 866-698-3316.