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Goodman GMP125-5 Air Handler

My blower is not starting, I measure 207VAC across the starter cap, when it is trying to start. The motor (cage) spins freely until it is energized... Any suggestion?

The furnace is kicking on, the flames start, and then after about 2 minutes it shuts off because the blower iss not starting

It has a 12uf 370VAC Ge Capacitor CAP125370

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  • Kuyer Jan 24, 2008

    Thanks, for the REALLY quick response, I looked at the time of the e-mail and was shocked at how fast you reponded.. Unfortunately I didn't read this until the next day.

    I was pretty confident that it was the motor, because the motor was humming, so I knew there was voltage to it.. I had the cap tested and it was 11.7uf, so I ordered the motor and installed it plus I put a new cap in too, because it was only $12.

    But I would recommend you to everyone, as you reponded so quickly! Next time I may wait for the response, but I never did it before, and given the time of year, I had to act fast..

    Thanks so much!!!

    Debbie (I used my husbands name before!)



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if its spinning free until motor is energized motor may have bad armature or brushes.

If you energize blower and manually give fan motor a spin will it start if so replace cap.

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