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The fan seem to have quit working and the unit got loud. i oiled the fan but it doenst turn on but the compressor comes on but overheats quickly.

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  • David Shaub May 11, 2010

    Make sure the fan is tight on it's shaft. It could be spinning freely, not cooling the compressor.

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Shut the power off to the unit, spin the fan blade to see if it spins freely. If it doesn't spin freely, (there appears to be a little drag when you spin it),the bearings are bad, if it does spin freely, then try moving the motor shaft from side to side if there’s any play in the shaft side to side then the bearings are worn and motor needs replaced. Then, check the capacitor, if it’s bulging even slightly, the capacitor is bad and needs replaced. Most of the time people replace the capacitor if motor seems ok. If capacitor is ok, turn power on to see if the motor is getting the proper voltage, if it is and not trying to run, then the windings are probably open, the motor's bad and needs replaced.

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