Most likely the pump seal has gone out allowing water to leak past the pump and penetrate into the bearing causing the grease and oil to be flushed out, thus causing the bearing to get noisy and fail. Bring the pump and motor into Gatewood Electric for an evaluation and we will repair or replace, whichever is best for you.
If you feel comfortable turning off the electricity at the unit AND the breaker, then take the motor and capacitor off and bring them in to Gatewood Electric for testing. These motors are not worth repairing, however, we have the largest stock of new motors and capacitors between DFW and Waco, so we should have what you need on the shelf. If we do not have what you need, we can have it shipped in within a day or two at a minimal extra cost.
Yes. We have all of the most common sizes used in residential and commercial air-conditioning units. We need to see the old contractor to make sure we are selling you the correct replacement. Also we will test your old one first just to make sure that is what you need.
We need to know the MFD or uF rating and the VAC rating. Many capacitors have two MFD ratings such as 55+5-MFD440 VAC. This is what we call a “dual” rated capacitor since it is actually two capacitors inside one container. We stock 2MFD – 370 VAC through 100MFD – 440VAC.
Yes. We are open on Saturdays starting the first weekend in May until the last weekend in September. Our hours are 9:00AM until 12:00 noon. We are also available after hours by calling (817) 999-9165. There willl be an additional charge for calling someone in, however.