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Air conditioner fan stuck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: air conditioning
Fan problem could either be the starting capacitor or the motor itself. Often it would just be the capacitor and you could verify this by a humming/vibrating sound coming from the motor as if trying to turn but is not capable of. If it were the motor burned, the unit would have excessive current tripping the breaker or a fuse blowing.
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Posted on Aug 13, 2008
Whether to replace the entire unit or repair it is a tough decision. If the unit is not very old and was working fine before the fan motor froze up, then I do not think that it is necessary for the entire unit to be replaced. With a new unit of course comes the new warranty.
It is not difficult at all to replace the upper unit of the air conditioner. What you have to look for and make sure of is that the ceiling pack or Air Distribution Box (inside unit of AC) that you currently have is compatible with the new Upper Units. Get the part number off of the inner unit and make sure that it is compatible with the part number of the new upper.
Again, it is much less expensive to replace the fan motor than the entire unit (especially Dometic). You could replace the fan motor and get another 10 years out of the AC or, you could replace it and only get 1 year out of it. That is your call.
Just a word of precaution. Dometic Air Conditioners are very hard to find right now due to an industrial accident that occurred at the AC plant. Most distributors and service centers are 6 to 8 weeks out on getting a Dometic AC in stock. That is something else to think about.
Hope this helps,
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
it sounds like either the start components for the compressor have failed or the compressor itself has failed, since it is not kicking the breaker I would lean towards start components.if it is a PSC only comprssor, you may be able to add a start assist to get the compressor started. I assume that since it is 8000 btu it is 110VAC you can probably get a generic start kit at your local appliance parts house. they have a diagram and are fairly easy to install, just be aware that the capacitor storea charge on the OFF cycle, and can be dangerous
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
It sounds like your air conditioner is doing what it is supposed to do. The compressor kicking in and out is an energy saving method of using the ac. When the thermostat (ball attached to evaporator coil) registers the set temperature the compressor kicks off.
Posted on Jun 28, 2010
SOURCE: air conditioner isn't very cool
There can be a couple of things that could be happening...
The first and easiest thing is to check the air filter. Make sure that it is clean... clean it or replace it. Next check the air vents to make sure that they are open and giving you good air flow...
Also check to make sure that you are not icing up on the indoor coil... ice will tell you that you are low on refrigerant. You also could be low and not be icing over, but you would need to have gauges on the unit to check that.
Finally check and clean the outdoor coil...this also can give you problems if the heat is not being removed from the outdoor unit efficiently...
You may also have a unit that is sized in such a way that it hits the balance point at about 85...that means that your heat gain is equal to the capacity of the unit...I often try to size them for about that here in Northern PA. because wqhen seldom get hotter then that and the unit then is much more effective at removeing humidity at lower temperatures...
You can also check out the tips that I have wrote about Air conditioning trouble shooting and maintenance...
Here is one about cleaning the condenser coil and at the bottom of that one are links to others..
Condenser Coil Cleaning Condenser Coil Cleaner
Posted on Jul 12, 2010
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