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Cental air unit stopped working, I replaced the capacitor which had blown apart, but the unit does not restart. It works when I push in and hold the button on what I believe is the relay where the power comes into the panel of the unit. Is there another fuse or reset button that needs to be reset within the unit. Any suggestions? The model # is AC1BN036-A and it's from about 1995.

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  • jpstanto Jul 02, 2009

    I just replaced the capacitor, so I don't think that is the issue. The fan blade rotates freely. Both the fan motor and compressor motors come on and run when I push the what I believe is a button on the relay.



    Do you know of any other resets that would normally need to be checked on an outdoor central air unit?

  • jpstanto Jul 02, 2009

    Yes, the link did not help.

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You shud test the relay with multimeter for any shorting out or restricions.
locate it and test it, if it is not beeping or showing zero its defective and you gotta replace that relay if its good, well you gotta locate the shorting out in the IC of the main board.

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Hi

Every air conditioner is equipped with at least two motors, the compressor and the fan motor. It is possible for the fan motor to be defective and the compressor to be running. If this is the case the unit will appear to be running and may even sound "normal" but no air is blowing out the front or back of the unit. If, after removing the cover of the unit you discover the fan blade is very stiff and difficult to rotate, the fan motor should be replaced. If the fan blade turns freely the circuit powering the fan motor will require electrical troubleshooting. It will be necessary to have a qualified technician locate the cause of the problem, which may be either a problem with the capacitor, the selector switch or the motor itself.

i will give you a site that can help you to troubleshot.

http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_16_1.asp#Level1_7


Goodluck!!!

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PCmania

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  • Neciforo Llanto Jul 02, 2009

    did you try to visit the link that i can give you, just click it in you can find the way how to troubleshot your aircon

    http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_16_1.as...

    Goddluck!!

    Regards

    PCmania


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