Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Rheem RAKA-048JAZ

  1. #1
    alishafaye is offline New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Smile Rheem RAKA-048JAZ

    My unit is coming on and blowing in the house, however my outside fan will not stay on and is the motor gets hot very quickly, if left off for a long period of time, it will come on and blow for 10-20 minutes sometimes but then the fan stops and it just hums loudly. I tried pressing the contact switch but the fan once heated I guess will not spin hardly, it moves very slowly. should I be replacing the fan or capacitor? Thanks for any help I can get.

  2. #2
    HayZee518's Avatar
    HayZee518 is offline Deity
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Saint Regis Falls, NY, USA.
    Posts
    8,369
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 460 Times in 447 Posts
    look to the motor bearings. the capacitor is ok because the fan starts. if they are oillite bearings, you may need to just force oil them. if they're ball bearings replace them.

  3. #3
    hvacwiz's Avatar
    hvacwiz is offline Handyman
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    97
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Just save yourself the hassle and get a new motor.

  4. #4
    Sadiemae is offline New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I'm having the same problem...THANKS for the answer!

  5. #5
    suprheat's Avatar
    suprheat is offline Handyman
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    .
    Posts
    29
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Doesn't matter if it has ball-bearings or oillite, once they dry up, the surfaces are scarred and new bearings are needed. With small (1hp and below) it's makes the most sense to buy a new motor instead dicking around with new bearings. Sure you can jam some oil in there and make it run for a while, but the damage is done and it's a matter of time before it goes out again-like during that nice party you're throwing!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •