I have inspected the outside unit, there is no debris but the fan barely turns. I can spin it by hand but it won't stay spinning. I have also verified it is getting power. Is there a reset button? If so, where is it?
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if you have power to the outside unit and the fan is not turning - the most likely problem is that the fan motor is bad. I would make sure the power is all OFF and then try and turn the fan blade by hand. If it's stuck and will not turn or turns 'hard' - the bearings have gone out and the only fix is to replace the motor.
If the fan blade turns freely - then you might check the capacitor (small electrical device attached by wires to the fan motor) and see if all the connections are tight and complete and that the capacitor itself is not bulged.
If it's 'bulged' that is a good indication that it's bad and that could be your only problem.
Otherwise I would either change the motor myself (if the bearings are out) or get an AC Tech to troubleshoot the system.
Hope this has helped.
If you are wanting to just get it to cut off because it won't do it on it's own, you can turn the a/c breaker off at the breaker box. I have seen alot of blower fan switches go out on older goodman units and the blower stays running all of the time. Get a technician to check it for you. Good luck .
There should be an electrical box next to your exterior unit. Open it up and there should be a pull handle on an electrical bridge. Usually when it is turned one way it will make an electrical connection and if it is rotated 180 degrees and plugged in it won't make an electrical connection.
Is the indoor fan working? The problem with the outdoor fan sounds like it could be your capacitor. Turn off the power to the outdoor unit and make sure the fan turns freely using a screwdriver or something that will reach the blades. If it turns freely then it is probably the capacitor. Let me know what you find.
yes indeed Id have to say the motor hasent been oiled....call a hvac guy and see how much theyd charge ya for maintenance call and decide then as if its priced right for you. after the inspection he'll tell you "XXXX" is wrong and you need this or that.
I have the same unit and was having the same problem. My brother works on A/C's and told me that the coils most likely needed cleaning from the inside out because when they are clogged with a lot of debris the system will overheat and cause that switch to trip and so far it has worked. What you need to do is turn the main breaker off to the outside unit first then take the four screws out of the top of the unit, use a flat head screwdriver and lift the fan it's self up out of the carefully taking caution of the wires going to the fan, then take the garden hose with a spray nozzle and wash the coils from the inside spraying through the coil to the outside and then wash the louvers off of all the debris and this should help.
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.