Outside AC unit fan is moving, but no air is blowing out of it
I just had a new motor and capacitor put on my Payne system. The capacitor was bad for sure, motor had started running sluggish, so I replaced both. Started the system up and the fan outside is moving, but the amount of air blowing out of the top of the unit is virtually none, when usually it blows your hair and clothes up like Marilyn Monroe's dress! Any suggestions?
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the answer to your problem is most likely the motor start capacitor. A AC motor can run in both directions. The start capacitor is used to cause the current to lag behined the voltage which determines the direction the motor will turn. Its posible the start and run capacitors are in one can. so changing one will change the other. However look for a wiring diagram. Do not asume that both capacitors are wired in properly. They may be fighting one another causeing premature failure.
could be seized fan motor, failed capacitor, faulty contactor, bad wiring. Turn the breaker off to the unit and try to spin the fan with a long screw driver or something similar but be careful not the bend the fan blade, If the fan will not move don't force it you need a new motor,If the fan spins freely move on open the cover and check the wiring but becareful the capacitor can still have a full charge and shock you even with power off. Other the that you will need a volt meter that can check volts, amps, and capacitors to futher test the unit I suggest calling a local HVAC contractor and having the unit repair and tuned up by have a tune up done you can recoup the cost of the repair with the energy savings from the tune up.
Check outside unit if unit and compressor are running feel the large line to see if it is cold. If compressor is running and line is not cold possible charge problems. You may have a capacitor problem outside. they go out quite often. You can change this yourself, Open up outside unit and the cap is the silver bullet with terminals out the top. Bad cap can cause compressor to not operate and also the fan. You need to clean the coil inside or at leat check the coil to see if it is clean. You can clean theis with a toilet brush do not go against the coil bit brush with the fins. You may need to call a service tech but try these options first. russ
Yes. I assume you have a centeral AC system and the outside unit's ( condensor) fan does not blow. That fan exchanges the heat from your home with the air outside. It is probably a bad capacitor but may be the motor. You can damage your compressor by operating it without the fan working.
is fan spinning fast enough it has to have alot of velocity to cool condensor coils if you haft to push fan to get going its probably shot and get new motor the ac is a sealed system and hardly ever will leak freon!!!Best of Luck to You!!! :)
Most likely a bad motor or bad capacitor. I would check the capacitor first as this is probably a $20 fix. The fact that it runs in the correct direction but at a reduced speed really leans hard to the capacitor.
Good Luck and hope this resolves things for you. Let me know.
Check your coils for ice, check your breaker and fuses for condensing unit, and is your condensing fan running? If not, you either have a bad fan motor or capicitor. After you hit the button, and wait for it to time out, (you should hear a click) take a butter knife, and spin the fan if it is not moving. If the fan start spinning by itself after your assistance, you have a bad capacitor
Hi, Could be a run capacitor on the fan motor. They usually swell up and or leak when they go bad. If not, the only real way to test them it with a specific capacitor tester. A new capacitor would be cheaper. Make sure that the outside unit is disconnected from power before opening it up, try to spin the fan blade by hand. If it doesn't spin freely it may need oiled if possible. See above solution. Your problem is the fan motor though so if this don't do it, It will have to be replaced. If this helps, Please rate my solution.