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Fan Stops blowing air

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My Maytag air conditioner won't blow out any air. If I turn it to the fan only position, it sounds like it wants to start up (a little hum) and if I turn it to slow/medium/high cool (ac) that starts up fine, you can hear it, but no fan to blow it out. Is there anything that can be done?

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  • DeeZaster May 19, 2008

    Yes this is a window unit, fairly large one too. I was suspected that the fan is stuck but I wanted to ask before I attempt to repair it, as I've never serviced an air conditioner before, I don't know where the fan is located, so taking off the front from inside the room or going outside and taking off the top. Its like this model here:



    http://www.fixya.com/support/p46502-mayt...



    I can't find the exact model # I have, I've misplaced the manual and havn't taken a look on the back of it, all I can read on the front is a little gold Diamond logo on the top right and it has two dials, left one for fan/cooling and right one for temp, no remote and also a slider for open or closed vent. I believe its 15,000btu, paid around $600 I think it was at home depot 6 years ago. I have a good knowledge of electronics, I've been working with car audio installations for over 10 years and also work on some house electrical installs, so I won't have a problem testing components, but as I havn't seen the inside of an air conditioner, would you start with the front off or work outside on removing the top/back casing? I won't be able to remove it from the window for awhile as its extremely heavy and don't have the help to remove it, so I have those options. The switch I'm sure is fine as it sounds like the fan wants to start up but is stuck, this happens in all 3 fan speeds, even all 3 cooling.



    Thanks for the help.

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Isthis a window unit? It sounds like it. There could be a problem with your fan switch or the fan motor itself? Multi-speed motors can lose one speed at a time. It really sounds like the fan motor is bad. If the compressor starts in the cool mode, and the fan doesn't, the fan motor could be locked up. See, if you can spin the motor by hand? If you can, then something is bad within the motor. Now, if the motor has a capacitor, check for a loose or burned wire. Good luck.

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