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I have a 561c central air unit. I just replaced the fan motor and capacitor 6 days ago. The unit ran great for just that long now the fan won't come on and the outside unit is hot to the touch, I can assist the fan and it starts and runs great until it reaches the thermostat temp. When it turns off it won't come back on. Is it the start relay switch?

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  • dmle22 Aug 24, 2010

    Turns out it was a defective fan motor. I replaced the contact relay and that wasn't it either. Finally broke down and called someone to test it.. ( a woman trying to fix her own unit)

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Sounds like you need another capacitor since it will run if you turn it by hand to get it started. If you have a clamp on ammeter check the current draw on the fan motor.

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  • dmle22 Aug 23, 2010

    Could the cap be wired wrong?

  • Brian Niten Aug 24, 2010

    If you had the capacitor connected to the run winding instead of the start winding the fan would run backwards.

  • Brian Niten Aug 25, 2010

    Glad to hear you got it.

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