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I have a GE X13 ECM motor installed in my air handler I cannot

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I have a GE X13 ECM motor installed in my air handler I cannot afford to replace the motor with the same model. I will have to downgrade to a standard Emerson 1/2 hp motor. How to I convert my unit to accept this motor?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick Mather replied 5 years ago.

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You would have to rewire air handler using a fan center relay or contactor to turn on blower when its needed and change motor in blower with multi speed motor, the thermostat wiring would have to accept old wiring if it is not already. Hardware needed would be new blower motor, relay or contactor, transformer 24 vac, and proper thermostat


So i could get it working using a 24 volt contactor?

Expert:  Rick Mather replied 5 years ago.
yes or the fan center in link which has the transformer and switching means
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