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Fan only spin when It is manually turn blades.

I have a GE outside unit model # 810AJ030-C (Air Handler is inside)
when unit is turned on from termostat, outside fan gives a humming noise. I can then turn the fan Blade and the fan contunues to turn until the set temp is reach. Each time it has to be manually started and it works well until the termostat automatically regulates to set temp.

Would this be a bad Motor or Capacitor?

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That is a classic capacitor problem, It needs to be changed, a Tech should be able to do this relatively inexpensively. I'll explain how it;s done on the off chance that you can find a supply house that will sell one. Do all of this with electric off to unit. With a 5/16ths driver take out screws where the electric wires go in and remove panel, there will be a shiny silver container with wires coming out of it, make a diagram of which wires go to COM HERM FAN
The replacement has to be identical for example 370v 45uf 5uf. Don't accept one with different values than what's printed on it. Replace and Happy cooling!

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