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In home fan puts out air thru vents however the model38ckc060370's fan stopped working and no ac flowing through unit to cool house. Is there a simplle trouble shoot for my problem?? The unit is 7 years old. Thank you, Alexei Mack

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Make sure circuit breaker for the outside unit is on or the fuses are good whichever you have. If they are on you can check the capacitor in the outside unit. The capacitor will be a round or oval can and can be metal or plastic. You can also look at the contactor to see what shape it's in.

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