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My heat pump fan will not turn

I went to check to see if the air was working because i noticed the temp went up in the house. I went out to see if the outside unit was running "remote heat pump" and it was not. The motor on the fan was hot to touch and it had a faint buzz. what should i do?

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First, with the unit not running, check to make sure the fan spins freely. Next check the capacitor. You can do that with a multimeter or look at it and if it looks swollen then it is most likely bad. Replace it with one of the same rating. If the capacitor is good then use an ohmmeter to check the fan motor windings. Also check the condition of your contactor and make sure the ciruit breakers are closed and the fuses are good. The breakers should be off before you check the capacitor, fan motor, and contactor.

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