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Question:

If the replacement compressor motor draws 35 amperes current, what is the minimum rating for disconnecting means used to protect the motor?

A 40.25 amperes
Explaination

Refer: NEC 440.12(A)(1)
The disconnecting means of a motor is 115% of motor rating disconnecting means rating = 35 x 1.15 = 40.25 amperes