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Carrier AC Model No. 38CKS fan not spinning

I have a Carrier AC Model No. 38CKS.

Just last night when we put on the AC, we found out that although there is an air coming out of vents it is not as cool as it used to be.
This morning I found out that the Fan is not spinning. After some research I gave it a push and it started spinning when the AC was ON.

But when I switched it off and ON again, the Fan is still not spinning. What could be wrong?

Thanks,

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  • richlop Jul 19, 2009

    Thanks James!

    Appreciate your comments. Could you please explain little bit more on how I can get to the capacitor. I mean is there a users / repair manual that I can get hold-off.

    Also, would appreciate if I can get some recommendations for AC repair in San Jose, CA.

    Thanks Again!

  • richlop Aug 03, 2009

    Thank you James. I got the Capacitor off of eBay for $34 (incl. S&H) and got it replaced and the AC is back to normal condition.

    This is great solution!

  • richlop Aug 03, 2009

    Thank you James. I got the Capacitor off of eBay for $34 (incl. S&H) and got it replaced and the AC is back to normal condition.

    This is great solution!

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You have bad cccccccccapacitor in your outside unit. Not hard to replace but you need to find someone to sell you one It should say 45 5 or 50 5 on the side of the capacitor. You can also call a service tech about 150 for the repair. Rus Carrier Dealer 45 years

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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    James Stopp Jul 19, 2009

    The capacitor is located on the outside unit. Just take the panel off and you will see a silver cylinder with three terminals out the top. That is the capacitor. It is very easy to replace. Just read the side and it will something like 35uf5uf 370 or 440 >just copy these numbers and you can buy a cap. at a supply house. Make sure you have powere off when you are working on unit. You can call a service tech and get a estimate on repair. Should be about 150 to 180 for repir. Russ

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    James Stopp Aug 05, 2009

    Thanks Russ

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