Question about Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Condenser fan motor runs constantly compressor stops but fan still runs

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 57 Answers

Don't know what type of unit you're talking about but usually there's a relay or contactor to turn the fan on and off. Sounds like it may be stuck closed. The points may be pitted. Best to change.

Posted on Jul 16, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Intertherm MGHA-070ABFC-05 will not run/cool


Multiple problems. Eliminate thermostat first. Remove face from wall and turn on breaker. If fan still runs you have a bad board or bad relay. If fan outside is running compressor should be too. These operate on same contactor. Verify you are getting 24 volts to coil side of contactor. If odf stops working and contactor remains pulled in you have a bad motor. If odf motor stops working the compressor will shut off due to overheating.

Jun 07, 2016 | Intertherm Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Condenser Fan Shuts off after 15-20min, Compressor continues to run but gets hot


Condenser fan motor or motor wiring is bad. That compressor should never run without the fan. Good luck.

Jun 14, 2014 | Beverage-Air MT27 Beverage Cooler...

2 Answers

Goodman heatpump fan runs, condenser wont start


Either the condenser fan has bad bearings, or it has a defective fan capacitor.
Turn off the breaker to the outside unit.
Spin the fan blade by hand.
If the fan blade spins easily and will spin a few revolutions with no problem the fan bearings are good.
If not, replace the fan motor due to bad bearings.
I am pretty sure you fan motor is bad because with a bad capacitor the fan motor will not get up to speed and may just sit and overheat.
I'm leaning toward a bad fan motor.

Sep 27, 2012 | Goodman Manufacturing Goodman GSC130301...

2 Answers

The capacitor was bad and was replaced. now the system will work fine for about 30 min then the fan the outside unit will stop working. it sounds like the compressor is still on and cold air is will...


Yes, if you changed the three post capacitor that runs the fan and compressor, and the fan is still getting hot and shutting down until it cools off, you may have bushings out of the motor or an internal short. Sounds like you have a job ahead of you of changing your condenser motor. If you do this yourself just contact me I will step you through it . Mark

Jul 10, 2011 | Goodman CLJ36AR42 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Freezer cuts on every 3-4 minutes. stays on 8-10 seconds. some thawing occuring


If I understand you correctly the compressor is short cycling. The more it does this the worse it gets by causing the compressor to overheat. Sometimes the problem is because the condenser fan or evaporator fan being defective. Pull away from wall and remove cover over compressor unplug and feel top of compressor and if too hot to keep hand there keep unplugged but do examine the evaporator and condenser fan to eliminate them as a reason. The most likely reason is start relay and or start/run capacitor and sometimes a worn out compressor.
sea_breeze_4.gif
Overload relay click here=> 67002527
Run capacitor click here=> 65889-4
Location Click Here=> MBB1952GR Compressor Components
Parts in that photo are marked as 10 overload/relay, 11 is the run capacitor and 3 being condenser fan motor. Condenser and evaporator fan motors do not always stop completely when bad so make sure both run while compressor is running. If this has been helpful please rate if you have more questions please let me know, Thanks Sea Breeze
sea_breeze_16.jpg

Dec 10, 2010 | Maytag MBB1952GR Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

I have a ge gss20iemdww - 20 fridge. The fan inside the freezer is always running and it does not freeze anymore, but its still cold. I already replaced the mother board it did nothing.The condensor fan is...


I owned my own appliance repair shop from 79 to 90. Haven't done it since. However, I will attempt to help you with this.

Makes cold but not freezing, freezer fan is running.
The items that will give this issue are multiple.
1. Low refrigerant ---- not likely
2. Weak compressor --- more probable but not likely
3. faulty compressor overload protector --- more probable but not likely
3. dirty condenser or bad condenser fan motor.
These cause high head pressure and mess up the cooling cycle. The compressor may be going off on a temp protector or it could be running constant. You will need to remove the back panel to see these items.
If it is a dirty condenser that is causing this it will be REALLY dirty. You will know.
If it is the condenser fan it can be blocked by something, normally a dead mouse, or something that was dropped in front of the refrigerator and carried by the air flow of the fan. Not so likely. Don't rule this out if you don't see it in the fan as sometimes things shift when you move the appliance. It doesn't take much to stop these motors as they are very low wattage.

Dec 21, 2009 | GE Refrigerators

1 Answer

Does the fan is on all the time?


old subzeros the CONDENSER FAN MOTOR RUNS OLD THE TIME. SAME WHIT THE EVAPORATOR FAN MOTOR. RUNS ALL THE TIME. now fos systems whit 2 compressor the condenser fan motor run for both compressor. only stop when both compressor stop......

Nov 25, 2009 | Sub-Zero 611 / O Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

My refrigerator constantly runs and is not cold enough. Could it be the control temp?


THE CAUSES FOR THE PROBLE4M OF LOW COOLING MAY BE
  • Freezer fan and its circuit problem.
  • Defective fan motor.
  • Defective defrost timer,defrost heater or defrost terminal thermostat.
  • Temperature control failure.
  • Compressor motor defective. Inefficient compressor (low wattage readings).
  • Condenser fan.AC circuit to fan open (high wattage reading). Defective fan (high wattage reading).

Aug 19, 2009 | GE Refrigerators

1 Answer

Fan / Compressor runs constantly


Condenser fans (the fan next to the compressor) do run all of the time. That is normal.

Sep 18, 2008 | Sub-Zero 661/F Side by Side Refrigerator

Not finding what you are looking for?
Heating & Cooling Logo

Related Topics:

130 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Heating & Cooling Experts

Paul Carew

Level 3 Expert

2600 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Donni Steen

Level 3 Expert

659 Answers

Are you a Heating and Cooling Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...