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I recently had my capacitor on my a/c unit replaced and now it is just blowing out hot air the temp in the house reaches up to 89 with the a/c on auto run what is the problem

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  • jamyla04 Sep 16, 2010

    Thank you very much!!! It was the fan motor that blew out also.


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Hi, I don't know what kind of unit you have, but I will go with a central heat and air. If its blowing room temperature air, the outdoor unit isn't running, or the compressor isn't on. You may have lost the run capacitor again. If you do have the outdoor unit, go look to see if the fan is running, and listen to see if the compressor is on and humming. If the fan is on, the compressor is off if you have no cooling. You can remove the control panel if you are inclined to do this, and you know the dangers of electrical shock. Turn the breaker off first, and look at the capacitor to see if it is swollen up, leaking oil or deformed. If so, that's the problem. This would be the first part to replace. You may have lost the compressor also. You do need to check these things, breaker, fan, compressor as this is what gives you cooling along with other parts such as the condenser motor, and check the run capacitor Please keep me posted by leaving a comment I can check, and please rate me on this as I know you will be kind. Get back to me so I can help you find the problem.
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Posted on Sep 15, 2010

Testimonial: "Thank you very much for the advice. It was also my fan motor that blew out."

  • Robert Horton
    Robert Horton Sep 18, 2010

    Thank you for the awesome rating. Some times the motor goes bad and this is why the capacitor blows out also. That's normally the sign of a motor going to fail, is the capacitor will fail first. I am glad you are up and running.


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