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Question DetailsAsked on 6/25/2017

How much to charge to change motor in outside air conditioner by Locke, model number unknown.

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Depends on model of course, and on whether using OEM parts or aftermarket (which typically cost about half as much but are commonly of dubious quality) - and of course which motor your mean, so giving you anything like a close cost is not really viable.

If you mean the condensor fan motor (blows air through the outdoor condensing coil) around $250-500 installed would probably cover most of them - though if the problem is failing to start then the start relay and capacitor (sometimes 2 units, sometimes combined into one) should be checked first - one of them may be the problem, and they should be a lot cheaper.

If you mean the motor on the compressor, if a separate unit (rare these days for small / residential sized units) probably about $250-350 installed range. But most compressors these days are sealed units - motor and compressor in one - so more in the $500-1000 ballpark range probably in most cases, and possibly more than that with OEM equipment or if the refrigerant has leaked out too.

Heating and A/C is the Search the List category to find well-rated and reviewed vendors to do this repair for you.

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