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The fan on the unit outside is not turning. i've tried to trip the breaker box and that's not working. The fan is blowing in the house.

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It sounds like maybe the fan is not coming on outside but the compressor is running and just tripping on internal heat protection .... Please turn power off to the outside unit and let cool for 15 minutes then remove electrical compartment cover and see if the contactor is pulled in.. if its pulled in then look at the capacitor that is usually sulver and round with wire terminals on top.. it should be flat on top and not rounded.. if its rounded then replace it by ordering part online or contacting locar electrical parts company or if none of this looks to be the problem please contact a local a/c repair company.

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