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Exhaust Fan (outdoor blower?) shuts off after 1 minute, and motor feels hot

Hi, I hope someone can help, because this Goodman GPG 12360901A unit is only about 2 years old.

When I turn on the A/C, the inside blower will come on, and blow cold air for about 1 minute, and then the air turns warm. The blower still stays on, and so does the compressor, but the outdoor blower stops. Today, when I felt it ....it was extremely hot, even after hardly doing any work. The fan itself will spin freely when I push it...if that helps? Could my motor have blown already? I bought this unit brand new about 2 years ago.

Thanks much...in advance for any insight / advice you can give! Sincerely, Ed

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  • 4edzprojects Jun 11, 2008

    Hi gagedragon, thank you so much for your response! Actually this morning I did go out and buy a new motor and capacitor, I'll put it in tonight and let you know how it goes. My only other concern is what caused this motor to go bad? It is onl 2 years old and hasn't been used that much. My worry is that if it was the capacitor....could it have damaged the condenser too? Any thoughts? Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you, Ed

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Sounds like your condenser fan (the outside blower) has gone bad or the capacitor (small silver box looking thing attached to the motor). the way to test the cap. is with a digital meter that can test for micro farads. the reason it gets hot is you have electricity going to the motor. normally it would transition that energy to motion energy. however since the motor is not turning that energy has to go some where, so it turns into heat energy. your best bet is to replace your condenser fan and capacitor. that is if your comfortable with that type of repair. otherwise call someone out to repair and tell them what your make and model is so they can bring the parts with them and save you some money. hope that helps

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