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My Coleman Evcon heating and air unit is not coming on

My Coleman Evcon heating and air unit is not turning on. You can hear the motor hum but the fan will not kick on. The outside unit will turn on just fine. It seems like the fan is struggling to turn. It will not blow any air. Please help!!!

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  • rennerm34 May 28, 2010

    Thanks alot to FixAllPhil. He was very helpful. I plan to use his advise. Thanks again!!

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Hi,

It sounds like the fan motor is bad, try switching the thermostat on the wall from 'Fan Auto' to 'Fan On', that might get you by for a short period of time if it has a different speed set for A/C and fan only

If the fan inside is humming and struggling that is an indication it is need of replacement

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  • rennerm34 May 28, 2010

    Hi. Is there any way you could estimate how much this would cost to be replaced. We have tried switching it from auto to on. The fan only hums and will not move. Thank you.

  • Philip May 28, 2010

    The fan motor runs about $140.00 + or - depending on the exact fit. Labor will usually run about $125.00 unless it is in a real hard place to get to. This is a very rough estimate, it is average of what I charge

  • rennerm34 May 28, 2010

    Thank you. Should I try and order the fan myself?? The unit is in an area that can be easily worked on. Trying to save as much money as possible. Afraid of getting ripped off. Appreciate your help.

  • Philip May 28, 2010

    I totally understand your concern. It is hard to find a legitimate company that will put in the parts that they do not supply. A legitimate company will mark up the parts just enough to cover their expenses if the part is defective and cover warranty that they offer.

    What I would suggest is to look at the motor, you may need to use a flashlight and mirror to see the tag on it. If you can find out the horse power of the motor and call your local appliance parts retailer and get the price on the motor before you call for service in your area, you can use that price as a baseline for the company you choose to come out. For example if you see the motor is a 1/4 horsepower and the parts house in your town has a 1/4 horse power blower motor for $125.00 tell that to the company and ask if they will match the parts price, most of the time they will or come close, they should be able to quote the exact labor on the phone.

    If you do not mind me asking, where do you live? What city or state


  • rennerm34 May 28, 2010

    I live in Carnesville,GA. Its a very small town.

  • Philip May 28, 2010

    Thanks, I do not know anyone even close to there to recommend sorry about that.

  • rennerm34 May 28, 2010

    Its okay. Thank you for all your help. Will take your advice and call around. I hope to find a reputable serviceman. Thanks again.

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