A few weeks ago the condenser motor on our Trane XB 10 heatpump was making a screeching sound. I banged it with my fist and the sound stopped but I think it is not long for this world. This unit is about 17 years old. The motor is a GE unit with the part number 5kcp39fg v442as
I have twice ordered the specific OEM motor only to be sent the wrong motor. I'm now searching out a generic replacement.
The motor on my heat pump mounts with self-tapping screws through the grill into the motor body. Almost all motors I have found with the same stats are mounted with bolts on the end of the motor that pass through the grill and are bolted to it. I discovered that those bolts can be reversed or trimmed so that they will not interfere. This motor is a "frame 48". Are the holes in the body of the pump for mounting with the self-tapping screws common to all such motors? Or is this a Trane specific mounting method and I need to find an OEM Motor?
If it comes to it I could simply drill holes in the grill and mount the motor using the bolts.