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The condenser fan motor has stopped working for the 3rd time. This unit is only 10yrs old.We have already replaced it twice.

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Is it the motor or capacitor? If the capacitor is bad the motor won;t run, it will just hum or run real slow.
If it is the motor and it's the 3rd one then you need to go to a more heavy duty motor, for instance if it's a 1/4 horse power then go to a 1/3 hp. etc.

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

  • Bill Long Jun 01, 2010

    Also you might make sure the fan blade is not bent or vibrating when it's running.

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