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Unit cuts out and shuts off

My unit makes a loud buzz, the motor sounds like it cuts out and then shuts off after a few minutes. any ideas? thanks

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  • bluebird1944 Nov 18, 2009

    thanks for the info. that was my thoughts. yes, it does restart when i push the power button, but shuts down again later. thanks again -- bluebird

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    Robert Horton May 11, 2010

    Hi, it sounds to me as though this motor you are speaking about is on its way out.If it is making this loud buzzing, and then shuts off on internal overload, the motor is about gone. Does it restart after it sits for awhile and then does the same all over again? If so, you will need to have the motor replaced.If I were fortunate enough to be on site I could test the windings to see what there values are with a mega-ohm meter. Hope this has been of help to you,Sincerely, Shastalaker7

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Try changing the capacitor located in the outdoor unit.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

  • Shane Seaman Nov 19, 2009

    The thermal cut out will shut off the motor if the capacitor is bad and therefore not supplying the start winding with sufficient power to turn the motor. Change the capacitor.

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