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The inside is fine the outside fan does not spin yet spins freely with the screwdriver trick

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Most likely the condensor fan has gone bad. But it can be bad wiring, this fan should run any time the compressor is on. Pull your electricl cut off. (Turn off the electricity) open the control panel look for the area above where the hard pipes come into the mach. look for any burt / loose wiring. If the compressor comes on most os the time the fan motor is bad. When / if you replace the motor do get a new cap to go with it change them together.

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