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Bearings

How can you tell if a motor has sleeve bearings or ball bearings?

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  • oil-2-4-6-gas
    oil-2-4-6-gas Member Posts: 641


    take it apart - or read the nameplate --it will be listed as to what type of bearings -why ?
  • Techman
    Techman Member Posts: 2,144
    bearings

    I don't recall seeing the type of bearings on the motor name plate.And taking apart a good motor doesn't seem logical. I am using an ICM head pressure controller which varies the motor speed.There are two differant settings,one for sleeve bearings and the other for ball bearings.
  • oil-2-4-6-gas
    oil-2-4-6-gas Member Posts: 641


    call the manufacturer --or check that rating plate again
  • Techman
    Techman Member Posts: 2,144
    bearings

    O.K. Thanks.
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 2,660
    quick quess

    techman it seems to me most residental units are sleve bearing and as i see it most ommerial are also unless the unit came with a fan cyling /head pressure controller then usually there bearing ,bearing motors are usually more money so you an usually exept to see sleve bearing motors hope that helped peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
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