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AC Fan outside running slow

I have a goodman central air unit CK36-1A. The other day I noticed the fan on the outside unit was not running and the unit was hot and seemed louder than usual. It took the fan out and noticed that one of the wires (brown) to the fan had been nicked by the fan. I cut out the nick spliced the wire back together, and taped them to the inside of the unit so they would not get knocked again and when I started the unit the fan was running slower than normal so so I shut it down. It seems to me like I am only getting 110 instead of 220. What should I be looking for to try and repair.

Thanks!!

Brian

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  • briora Jun 29, 2009

    The wire is copper, does that make a difference. Would shorting out the capacitor still allow the fan to move at a 110 speed?

  • briora Jun 30, 2009

    Thanks for all of your help. I'm not sure what happened but I lust hooked the fan back up for the heck of it and it working fine!! All I did was take it out last week, took apart the motor to see if I could find anything and put it back together. Not sure what the issue was but I hope it holds. The only thin I can think was the terminal on the capacitor that the brown wire was connected to was bent a little, probably due to the force of the wire getting hit by the fan? I straighten out the termimal and made sure the connection was secure. Maybe the connection was a little loose from being pulled. Not sure but my house is cooling off now. Thanks again for your help, I just found this site today while I was researching this issue and it';s a great resource.

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The brown wire goes to the capacitor. It probably shorted out with the nicked wire. Replace the capacitor.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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    steve Jun 29, 2009

    A bad capacitor will cause it to run slow. 110volts it will not run at all.

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