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Where is the capacitor located on a coleman heatpump

My heatpump's fan does not turn anymore. I was told it was the capacitor.Where is the capacitor located on a coleman heatpump and how to replace it.

Tks. Antoinette

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  • agrignano May 05, 2010

    Thank you for your response. It is an outside unit. Once you push the fan it will work slowly, but when it stops it will not start again on its own. Do you beleive its the capacitor???
    tks again

  • agrignano May 05, 2010

    I have already requested for the peice from a local colman dist. My husband shall attempt to install the pice with the next few days. Thank you very much for your help. I will let you know of outcome.

  • agrignano May 05, 2010

    Hi,
    my husband changed the piece. but the fan still needs to be pushed to start and spins slower then usual. any suggestions?? tks

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If you're talking about the outside fan, look where the wire goes into the outside unit. The capacitor will be somewhere near the circuit board and will be round or oval and metal or plastic. If you're talking about the inside unit it will be with the electrical control in the air handler. Write down where the wires go. The terminals on the capacitor will be marked and for the outside unit you will either have 1 that runs both the fan and compressor or a seperate one for each. If you have 1 that runs both the wires must be reconnected to the right terminals. They will be marked COM, FAN, HERM(stands for compressor). Take the old one with you to get a new one. Let me know what you find.

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  • Brian Niten May 05, 2010

    That sounds like the capacitor. Its no problem to remove. Just a few wire to disconnect from it but make sure you make a note of where they go. Let me know if need anymore help.

  • Brian Niten May 05, 2010

    Make sure you turn the power to the outside unit off before replacing the part. And please give me a vote for the solution. Thanks.

  • Brian Niten May 05, 2010

    It's possible one of the windings is burned out in the fan. If your husband has a multi-meter he can check the resistance of the fan windings pretty easily. What he would need to do is disconnect the fan and connect one lead of the meter to the common wire (it's usually black) then connect the other lead to the run wire(usually red) and read the resistance, then connect the lead to start wire(usually brown and goes to the capacitor) and read the resistance. If he reads an open line on either one you need a new fan motor. This is all assuming the fan motor only has 3 wires. If yours has more let me know what you have and I will tell you how to check it. Sorry the capacitor wasn't it. Let me know what you find out.

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