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Condenser fan rotation

Outside fan motor runs backward

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    i replaced the 2 capacitors in my condenser with the same micro farid units. now the fan runs backwards. Of the 3 fan leads ( 220V) should i swap to correct this. replace the lead connected to the capacitor with which of the other two leads?

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However, if it is the ORIGINAL motor, check the dual run capacitor for proper microferrad value. It may be that it is swelled up on top and that is a direct indication it is a fouled capacitor. If the top is not pregnant or swelled, and it still looks like the top of a soda pop can, you will need a microferrad meter.
Disconnect ALL power to the condensing unit. If in doubt, kill the power to home. Remove 1 wire from the capacitor, the brown one or the one that is marked "FAN" and set your meter to Mfd, measure with your leads the value between the COMMON and FAN terminals. They should be within 6% of the rating on the capacitor. There is no rule of thumb here, you must know the correct value and see if it is equal or within the 6%. If it is under the 6%, you will need to replace the DUAL RUN CAPACITOR. No question, because it is a dual run cap, it controls the Compressor also. Best to change the whole capacitor with that of equal value.
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If the fan motor has been changed with a generic fan motor most have a set of wires that can be changed arround to reverse the direction that you need either clock or counter

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