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Outside ac fan shuts off but makes noise, will restart ok for awhile then do it again

Outside unit runs ok sometimes. sometimes it makes a noise & the fan does not run. when this happens i turn off unit for a bit, then it works again.

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The reason the fan motor is going off is - it is bad (breaking down electrically) and is going off on the internal overload. If this is the case (a) the motor needs to be replaced or (b) it's possible that the fan capacitor needs replacing; but fan capacitors generally do not cause much problem, and when they do go bad they usually develop an obvious (to the eyes) bulge. If the capacitor has a bulge in it - I would surely change it out -and probably would (as a shot in the dark) anyway - since they are relatively cheap ($10-$15).
In your complaint you say that "the outdoor fan will stop running and compressor overheats and shuts off." If it happens 'exactly' that way then I'm betting your problem will be that the fan motor is defective as mentioned above, with an outside chance of the capacitor being defective, in which case if it isn't the capacitor - you will need a new fan motor. Note: outside fan motors are notorious for being fickle and it would not surprise me in the least to find a fairly new outside motor that is defective. I would check and see if you had any warranty on it.
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Always, Always turn all power (including inside thermostat) OFF when washing the outside coil.

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The fix is to replace motor fan and capacitor find the leak and refill system with R22 Refrigerant Gas. It is safe to turn on the Fan Only mode on the Thermostat until a HVAC Tech arrives.
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