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    ac motors

    how the hel l do you get the motor out? i cut the top off and threw it on the ground a few times to try to slide it out, but its not comming. any ideas?



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    If you are talking about an air conditioning motor you have to cut the outer casing off.
    Or at least I do!
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    There's 2 aluminum or copper lines that sometime hold it in place if it's a fridge compressor or window ac compressor. You'll need tin snips to cut those or a smaller angle grinder or dremel. Now if you had the 70 pound cylinder ones from the industrial ac's, they're sized to fit. Meaning you can't just drop them out. Cut them in half along the weld seam. Then knock them flat with a sledge and they will work themselves out. They put the motors in so close and over time the heat and the movement of the motor pretty much tact welds it to the outter casing.

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    I think he is talking about the fan motors. Or maybe not?

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    AC, or DC?
    Haha
    I think he's meaning the fridge compressors & talking about the 3 or 4 springs that hold it in position...

    Cut under the lip & normally you can get the thing out, sometimes it doesn't & I end up cutting thru the spring bracket.
    Use a crowbar & lift the motor untill you see the springs & cut thru those with the grinder.

    Bad wording of the question, worse, when to get the answer, it forces everyone to do 5 times the amount of work that was needed to ask it in the first place.
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    sorry i just wrote it up in a hurry and this is my first air conditioner ive ever tore apart. its a window air conditioner and im talking about the compressor ( the big black thing right?) probably weighs 35 or so pounds. So i cut it from the bottom? from the top i cant see any springs or anything that holds it in, and the lines that go to it are cut (on the outside though, there not cut on the inside)

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    Sounds like the lines are keeping it from coming out. Last compressor I did was built that way. Usually I can cut the top and pop them out. Not this particular one. If you have a grinder with a cutoff wheel, make 4 cuts around each line all the way through to pop it from the compressor case.

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    I don't see it mentioned but there will be four bolts that need to be removed first. Then the shiny plate will come off. Just cut the wires and the motor should slide right out!

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    What is holding it there, is 4 bolts. That is the main thing. From there, you need to cut the copper tubs going to it, and the wire.
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    Sometimes mine have springs holding the motor in and sometimes its just some wires holding it in. I'm a bit confused though, is the OP having a hard time getting the motor off the unit or has gotten it off and is having a hard time getting the motor out of the compressor after cutting the top or bottom off?

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    I had one like this, I cut the top off and it wouldn't come out, so I cut the bottom off and then slit the casing from the motor. I think some are pressed in.
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    if he cut the wrong end and its the springs holding the motor in he should be able to pull it up enough to cut the springs with a long handled nipper, thats what I've done before.

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    Oh, I get it now, he's talking about this sort of freezer compressor.


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