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I have a Kenmore window air conditioner unit. It turns on, the motor runs, but the fan does not turn on, and the front gets cold to the touch. I have taken it out a couple times and cleaned it and that has no affect. It was jolted and then ran for a day and a half, then quit. Is there anything I can do to get it back running? Thanks for your input!

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99% of the time when a motor just hums on a window A/C is the motor itself thats bad. Jump to test if work fine, if not, here, for your model you can order parts replacement: Kenmore-Air-Conditioner-Parts

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

  • speedyjap Jul 22, 2010

    The motor that makes the ac run, or the fan motor? Is there a difference? How would I jump to start?

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Kenmore window unit 17,500 BTU turn on and blows great cold air for 5 min then just fan running after that with no cold air.


Sorry to hear of your problem.

This is a common issue, and have just experience the same in my home. I am also an HVACR service tech, and will outline the most common problem that causes this.

If it blows cold air, your compressor is working fine. For a certain reason your compressor is turning off.

The compressor needs constant cooling of the motor and its windings. The compressor is also equipped with an overload switch (this turns the compressor off when temperatures inside get too hot). This is probably what is happening in your case.

The condenser coil (the outside coil that is silver with all the vertical fins) is where heat is rejected. A fan blows air over the condenser to help remove this heat. The condenser needs to be clean at all times.

First thing - check the condenser for dirt/leaves/cottonwood. If it is dirty, use compressed air, or water to clean the coil, being very careful not to damage or bend the fins, this will impeded operation and cause you to lose cooling capacity. Clean in a vertical motion with the fins.

If you find the condenser coil is clean, check the condenser fan motor (the blades are usually made of plastic) for broken or damaged blades, and then look into the unit to see if the condenser fan motor runs if in fact the blade is intact.

I believe if you follow these steps you are either going to find a dirty condenser, or a bad motor/fan blade.

The only other reason could be a low refrigerant charge not allowing the unit to cool properly, but this can only be verified with refrigeration gauges and a trained service technician, unless you can visually verify oil spotting in the unit, indicating the presence of a leak.

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The AC unit turns on and I can cycle through the options in order to adjust the fan speed however the fan does not start in any of the three settings. The ac unit produces cold air, however the fan does...


You say the unit produces cold air ??? where are you getting the cold air from???
If your fan does not run in any speed F1, F2 F3. and a funny smell sounds like the motor is bad
Mine works in F2, F3 but not in F1

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Need new fan motor comp works where can i get motor the ac is a window unit kenmore plasm aire


Try Sears Beta Parts

Remove the front cover of the window unit to access the model number location.

Yesterday I went to my sisters house. Her ac's fan was not on. I took some side cutters and make a hole big enough to reach inside and turn the condenser fan on the back side of the unit. I added some HVAC oil to the motor. Don't know how long it is gonna work but it is working now.ca02c58.jpg


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Sounds like a problem with the fan. There maybe something caught in it. If you had it stored is an outdoor environment then some wildlife (rodents) may have nested in it. You need to remove the cover and do a visual inspection. If nothing is caught in the fan then try turning it by hand and see if it spins freely. Some units have just 1 motor that turns the evaporator and condenser fan blades; others have 2 seperate fan motors.

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the fan motor is stuck take front cover off reach inside and turn fan by hand then try agin let me know

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