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Where is the capacitor located for the fan motor inside the air handler?? my motor is going back and then foward ,but just a small amount<

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  • ACSvcTechFL May 11, 2010

    that sounds like you don't have a capacitor powered motor if it rocks back and forth it is a CDI powered soft start motor, look on the motor and let me know what you see

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Follow the wires from the motor, depending on motor and voltage rating,two of the wires usually brown will go to your capacitor.

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