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The outside condenser unit will run for about 8-10 minutes then the fan will stop spinning but you can hear and feel the motor wanting to run,but also i found the other day that the drain tube for the condensation was not draing because the plastic pipe was sagging in the middle dont know if that could have caused anything

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  • rkempa22 Aug 03, 2010

    is there anyway of checking the fan

  • rkempa22 Aug 03, 2010

    will try a new motor and see if that works thanks for your help

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Most likely they are not related. Most likely the condenser fan is shot. You should be able to replace it for less than 100.00 If it isn't starting, it could be a capacitor, but since it starts, it's probably overheating, or bearings seizing after it heats up. I'm assuming the drain tube you're referring to is on the evaporator coil in the furnace. The condensate drain should have a trap on it though so that you don't pull the condensation back into the furnace.

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Check to see if the draining work like it should ...cause if the draining is slow ...the water may accumulate inside in that interval of time you mention ...and get to a level that stops the fan from working ...and after it is actually draining the fan may get to work again ...and this to be the phenomenon....To be exact ..the water for condense do not drain itself fast enough to keep a low level inside ..and after a while the level gets to the point that causes the fan to stop..
If this isnt the reason ..than the motor may had been damaged and when it gets to a certain position ..it stops...

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    You have to open it ..and actually take a look without the lid ..and see whats happening ...cause there can be nothing else to stop the fan ..inside..The fact that is starting and work for a while ..lead to the idea that something is accumulating in a time period ..and cause it ...cause otherwise it will have no reason to stop ...and the single thing present is water...so ..I guess the drainage is still issued..

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