> I'm a new to this fun stuff. Looks like my condenser fan has failed - need
> a replacement. The condenser is a Comfortmaker 10, the stock motor is an
> Emerson K48HXFCM-3726 - nameplate says 208-230v, 1/5hp, 1075 rpm, frame
> 42Y. The Emerson seems quite pricey - I've found a few alternatives from
> AO Smith from a local distributor I was considering.
> I've seen comments before that going with a higher hp or rpm motor will
> cause problems - and I don't understand that. I would think having a
> higher hp motor that can handle turning the fan at higher speeds would
> result in superior cooling. What am I missing?
Better stay with what was designed for that unit, 1/5hp 1075 rpm/230 vlt.Be sure that run capacitor is replaced w/ motor.Check rotation too..