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Fan motor not starting or running

When I turn on the air conditioner, the compressor runs ok but the fan motor is not running at any speed (Lo, Med or Hi). I checked the fan motor and the winding is not open and the thermal fuse is also OK. I tested these latter with an ohmmeter. Any idea what's wrong ?

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Re: Fan motor not starting or running

You can try "bump testing" the motor by connecting a separate power cord to fan motor wires. ensure no power to anything else first. if it spins, then check back to control board and control panel.

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