Fasco Motor Facts

Time Saving Motor Replacement Tips


Fasco Facts is a helpful guide for the motor replacement serviceman. Its goal is to provide a better working knowledge of electric motors and related disciplines. Being better informed provides a better foundation for successful motor and blower replacement.

We encourage every service person to take basic precautions for their own safety as well as their customers when installing or servicing motors. Power to the equipment must be disconnected while the unit is being serviced and all electric motors should be grounded. The National Electrical Code and local electrical and safety regulations should be followed at all times.

Keep in mind that even though Fasco Facts provides an abundance of information, there is much more information available on motors from other sources such as your local library. Depending on how much you wish to learn about motors, the library can be an invaluable source for the extended information. The only question is how much do you want to learn? Have fun.

NOTE: There are several types of fractional horsepower motors. Each type performs certain jobs better than the other types. The characteristics of a motor designed to move air are completely different than those of a motor used to drive a grinder, a pump, or even a belt-driven application.

Fasco manufactures Permanent-Split Capacitor and Shaded-Pole motors. These motors are normally used with a fan blade or a blower wheel to move air. They are used in applications associated with heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and ventilation.

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Every effort has been made to insure the accuracy of motor data and cross reference information. Design changes may result in different operating characteristics or dimensional changes from one manufacturer to another. Therefore, Fasco cannot accept responsibility for the ultimate selection. For additional information, please contact Fasco.