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The unit come on outside but the fan is not spinning. is there a bearing out. we are afraid we will burn the compressor up if we try to run it with out the fan moving

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Often the power to the outdoor unit is turned off for the winter season. check your electrical panel to be sure that the breaker is on and then go outside and see if there is an electrical control box near your unit which has a power switch or breaker in it.

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Goodman heatpump fan runs, condenser wont start


Either the condenser fan has bad bearings, or it has a defective fan capacitor.
Turn off the breaker to the outside unit.
Spin the fan blade by hand.
If the fan blade spins easily and will spin a few revolutions with no problem the fan bearings are good.
If not, replace the fan motor due to bad bearings.
I am pretty sure you fan motor is bad because with a bad capacitor the fan motor will not get up to speed and may just sit and overheat.
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Which fan doesnt spin the inside fan or outside fan? If its the outside fan try replacing the dual capacitor for the fan and the compressor. First take the fan blade and see if it spins freely if you spin it and it stops immedietly the fan bearings are bad. If it spins freely replace dual capacitor. If trhis helps please rate me and do a testimonial.

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My air conditioner has stop working its blowing air inside but the fan is not spinning outside .....


If the fan is not running is the compressor not running also...if neither is running the possible reasons are 1..no power to outside unit...2..bad contactor on outside unit.is this buzzing if it is this indicates no power...3 bad capacitor,do both compressor and fan humm then quit humming and hum some more...4 high pressure switch has shut unit down because fan wasnt running if compressor was running but not fan....if your unit has this there will be a manual reset button where the lines come out of unit...if compressor was running and fan was not...1 bad fan...2 bad capacitor.. if you do not have any electrical knowhow i would recommend calling a hvac tech to come and fix unit...Thanks

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THE FAN IN THE OUTSIDE UNIT IS NOT WORKING. INSIDE UNIT RUNS BUT NO COOL AIR IS COMING OUT OF VENTS. IS THERE A REST BUTTON OLN THE OUTSIDE UNIT?


either the fan has went out or the capisitor for the fan is bad and needs to be replaced.if you have run the outside unit very long without the fan turning you might be replacing the compressor as well as the fan or capisitor.if the fan isnt pulling air through the cond coil outside,the compressor gets very hot very fast,and it locks down(burns up). get it looked at asap before it cost more because of other broken parts caused by the fan not working.

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Heatpump fan won't run. No noice, except for the compressor.


I'm assuming you can hear the compressor running. The following answer is based on the assumption that the compressor is running but the fan motor is not.

1. Make sure the motor is cooled down by shutting it off for a couple of hours.
2. Restart and immediately upon restart, try to spin the motor blade in it's normal direction.
After performing steps 1 & 2:
- if the motor starts spinning on it's own, it is one of two things: the capacitor or the bearings. If it is the bearings it is often-times difficult to start to spin the motor manually before it takes off. To check the bearings, turn all the power off to the unit....while holding the motor shaft, try to move it in all directions side-by-side (Not up & down). If the motor has any side-by-side movement, the bearings are bad.
- If the motor does not start spinning on it's own, does not feel difficult to turn at any time during the test and the bearings tested "okay", the problem is most likely electrical such as a wiring problem or failed relay. Check to ensure you have the proper voltage going to the motor. At this point, if you have limited experience with electrical motors and controls, it would be best to recruit help from a qualified service technician. Also, you want to look at your warranty on your unit. Many units today have a 5 year parts warranty; however, they have to be installed by a qualified A/C contractor for the parts warranty to be honored.

I hope this information helps you to better troubleshoot and understand your unit so that you can either continue to attempt the repair yourself or have a better idea of where to go for professional assistance. Good Luck! :-)

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When you shut it off and back on it slugged the compressor if you turn it off and back on before the pressures equalize between the high and low sides it will slug the compressor and it will not run should let sit for five minutes or so before restarting. The humming is either the compressor making noise usually common for the compressor to make some noise or the fan motor bearings are getting bad on the outside unit. If the unit works normal probably not much you can do till it breaks if it is the compressor it is more economical to replace the whole unit if it is just the fan motor it is worth changing. You could take an amp draw on the fan motor and the compressor to see if the are within the limits on the name plate of the outside unit.

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Outside fan does not spin and a loud screeching sound coming from


Hey there, sounds like the bearings seized in your fan motor. You need to replace the fan motor. If the compressor runs without the fan, th pressures build up and if they reach an extreme point, the compressor will bypass internally, creating a loud sound as the high pressure is released to the low pressure side. I would turn the thermostat on and stand by the outdoor unit as it start. Leave the disconnect on the wall readily available so you can quickly turn it off. If the compressor sounds ok when it starts up and runs for a couple seconds, turn it off right away and replace the fan motor and you should be good to go. If the compressor sounds bad or real noisy immediately at start up, the fan motor not working killed your compreesor. You would need a motor and compressor, might as well replace the unit at this point if you are paying to have it done. Let me know if you need anything else
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hi! there,
well we have to do something about that,if you mention of fan spin and it pushes air but no cold enough on it,this refer to blower on compressor, there is fan on outside the condenser,so we are on blower w/c does not blow enough cold air,there are factors we can check,first thermostat try to adjust thermostat to the coldest point,
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