Question about Heating & Cooling
I have a problem that you had suggested to some one else below. But want to know what I need to check my capacitor as the fan spins freely and is in fine shape, but if I start it manually (stick a screwdriver in to start spinning it) it stops spinning in about 30 minutes. It wont even hum at that point, it seems like an overheat switch as well? Any help is appreciated? You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (I am not sure how to check this). Thanks
A weak run capacitor will cause the motor to overheat and trip the thermal overload. You will either need a capacitor testet or a multimeter capable of testing a capacitor (read in microfarads (MFD or uF)). Sometimes if you are lucky you can get the local a/c shop to test it for you at the parts counter since they will be able to sell you a new one. MAKE SURE POWER IS OFF BEFORE YOU STICK YOUR FINGERS IN ANYTHING. The capacitors hold the peak voltage not the RMS voltage so there can be 370+ volts on an energized cap. Sorry, I am not set up to do this over email outside of FixYa but you should have received an email with a link to this response. Please take the time to rate my solution FixYa as I take alot of time to ensure the accuracy and detail of my solutions. If you have any further questions, you can post comments to this question and I will be automatically notified.
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
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