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XoX

join:2003-08-19
Qc, Canada

Question about a Goodmand CPLT30-1B air flow/air direction

I have tried to look it up but i am unable to find the info i want...

I wanted to know if the fan should be pushing the air downward in condensing unit and out trough the fins or suck the air in trough the fins and up...



John Galt
Forward, March
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join:2004-09-30
Happy Camp
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Up and out through the top...



Lurch77
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Oconto, WI
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reply to XoX

said by XoX:

...... or suck the air in trough the fins and up...

This is correct.


XoX

join:2003-08-19
Qc, Canada
reply to XoX

so it seem the guy that repaired the leak on the unit must have mixed something because right now the fan is pushing the air downward and out trough the fins... so that would explain why the AC is not cooling to well...

Thanks for the info...



Tex
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If it's a rescue motor (not OEM), chances are the rotation can be reversed. Unless, of course, he replaced the fan blade with one that blows down instead of up. However, I doubt he did that and just didn't reverse the rotation of the replacement motor. It's a relatively simple fix, if that's the case.



XoX

join:2003-08-19
Qc, Canada

said by Tex:

If it's a rescue motor (not OEM), chances are the rotation can be reversed. Unless, of course, he replaced the fan blade with one that blows down instead of up. However, I doubt he did that and just didn't reverse the rotation of the replacement motor. It's a relatively simple fix, if that's the case.

i will have to check but i am pretty sure it's the original motor that came with the unit.

it was supposed to be a freon leak... and now with also have to deal with that and the guy can not be reached since the phone number no longer work...

btw : since i paid by CC do you think Visa can reverse the charge since the guy is not honoring is warranty?


Coma
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NirvanaLand

said by XoX:

since i paid by CC do you think Visa can reverse the charge since the guy is not honoring is warranty?


It's worth a try.

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Tex
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said by XoX:

said by Tex:

If it's a rescue motor (not OEM), chances are the rotation can be reversed. Unless, of course, he replaced the fan blade with one that blows down instead of up. However, I doubt he did that and just didn't reverse the rotation of the replacement motor. It's a relatively simple fix, if that's the case.

i will have to check but i am pretty sure it's the original motor that came with the unit.

it was supposed to be a freon leak... and now with also have to deal with that and the guy can not be reached since the phone number no longer work...

btw : since i paid by CC do you think Visa can reverse the charge since the guy is not honoring is warranty?

Sorry, but somehow I got the impression that the motor had been replaced. If you're up to it, you can check the wiring of the motor yourself. If he took off the top of the unit to get to the refrigerant leak, chances are he mis-wired the motor when he reinstalled it. Turning the power to the unit off first, you can pull the electrical cover on the unit. The wiring diagram on the inside of the cover will show which wires go where. There are probably only 3 or 4 wires. They will be easily identifiable by color and/or markings. Then, you can compare the wiring with what is on the wiring diagram. If you need help, post photos of the motor wires and the wiring diagram.


54067323

join:2012-09-25
Tuscaloosa, AL

said by Tex:

Sorry, but somehow I got the impression that the motor had been replaced. If you're up to it, you can check the wiring of the motor yourself.

Reversing the motor of a squirrel cage blower will not cause a reverse in air flow.

robbin
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Leander, TX
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I don't think I've ever seen a squirrel cage fan on an outside condensing unit.



Tex
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reply to 54067323

said by 54067323:

said by Tex:

Sorry, but somehow I got the impression that the motor had been replaced. If you're up to it, you can check the wiring of the motor yourself.

Reversing the motor of a squirrel cage blower will not cause a reverse in air flow.

I don't know how you got the impression we are talking about a squirrel cage. As far as a fan blade, yes, we all know they are rotation specific. But, even with the blade turning the wrong way, it will move some air rotating in the wrong direction.


54067323

join:2012-09-25
Tuscaloosa, AL

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said by Tex:

it will move some air rotating in the wrong direction.

Quite correct.


XoX

join:2003-08-19
Qc, Canada

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reply to XoX

Since the trouble had nothing to do with the motor beside maybe needing to removed it to access the inside pipe i hope he only reconnected it backward. I see no reason for him to play with the fan itself. I hope nothing else was done or wrong with the unit and the repair sheet does not mention a thing about it...

For now since i am back at work and finish at 9pm it's a bit hard to check it more...