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I have a tempstar 2000 heat pump approx 5 years old. The condenser fan blades will not rotate/operate; however, I can hear the motor hummming. When the unit is off, I can rotate the fan freely. When the unit is turned on, the fan sticks. Can anyone assist me with a DIY type fix until I can have it serviced? Fan will not rotate & makes loud buzzing

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The condenser fan capacitor has failed. No interim fix - just get a technician!!

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I have a tempstar 2000 heat pump approx 5 years old. The condenser fan blades will not rotate/operate; however, I can hear the motor hummming. When the unit is off, I can rotate the fan freely. When the...


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