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Have a carrier 38cks that I hear running but the fan does not run. I opened it up and saw the wires ran into what looked like a condenser or something like that. Should I disconnect the fan or remove the condenser also? thanks

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Sounds just like a seized bearing on the fan motor. They can be repaired but it's usually less to purchase a new motor. Now all you have to do is figure out how to get the motor out. To get you started, you need to partially disassemble the top portion of the condenser cabinet. This will give you access to the fan motor assembly. Which model do you have? That information will be on the nameplate which is on the side where the electrical enters the cabinet. That reminds me, always pull disconnect and trip breaker before starting.

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