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Factors to Consider When Buying a New Motor

At Run 'Em Again Motors in Glendale, we specialize in all motor types. We sell new and rebuilt motors as well as parts. Our team tests, maintains and repairs these products as well. Let us look at what you should consider when buying a new motor.

Application and Requirements

It is important to assess the application as well as the environment in which the motor will be used. Do you have access to a standard or industrial outlet? Will ambient temperatures be a concern? Is noise output a consideration? What are your requirements, such as current, voltage, torque and RPM? You should also consider your budget and whether a pre-built motor will serve the purpose just as well.

Duty Cycle and Life Cycle

You need to choose a motor with a duty cycle appropriate for the job. Likewise, if you opt for a duty cycle beyond your needs, that is likely a waste of resources. Life cycle is also an important factor, and you should be aware of the relationship between duty and life cycle. A motor rated for 10,000 hours would only last about a year if used continuously but could last almost 10 if used three hours a day.

Maintenance Requirements

You should also know the maintenance required to achieve the estimated life cycle. How does that maintenance affect the total cost of ownership not just in labor and materials but in downtime? Also, is having that maintenance fulfilled practical in terms of part and labor availability?


If you are purchasing an electric motor with a warranty, you must evaluate that warranty based on your initial costs and your estimated long-term costs. Be mindful that electric motor warranties can vary greatly not just in length but in what is covered and when.

Your Motor Experts

In addition to motors, Run 'Em Again sells, maintains and repairs pumps for clients from throughout Glendale and the surrounding areas. Call us today or contact us online if you have any questions about the products we sell and the services we offer.

John Hayden Owner of Run Em Again Electric MotorsPublished By:

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5126 W. Luke Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301

Office: (623) 388-6898
Email: Info@RunEmAgainMotors.com
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