AC technician replaced my condenser fan (through a home warranty service). The new fan worked for 5 min and stopped working after that. the fan motor was extremely hot (180F or more) The old fan motor was 1.4 A 240 V and 1/4 hp. the new motor is also of the same configuration. the only thing i missed out is the RPM. i don't remember the RPM of the old motor and the new motor RPM is 1040. The AC technician took away the old motor and recycled it.
What can be the problem here?
I looked in some forums that the RPM mismatch can overheat the motor and damage it. i have no way of knowing the RPM of the original motor. I looked in manufacturer manual and there is no mention of it. is RPM matching that important?
http://www.nordyne.com/Literature/423a.pdf [ My unit is maytag DS3BD-036K ]
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