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Carrier Synergy 2000 Condenser fan does not turn on

I have a Synergy2000 system, which had been off for a year. Turned it on, ran fine for a week, now the condenser fan won't turn on, The fan blade spins with virtually no resistance. Compressor kicks on, then off, after fuse is inserted. I presume it is the fan motor capacitor, or the motor itself. How can I determine which, and is there anyplace to get the capacitor model before I take it apart? The system was installed in 1995.

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The mfd is stamped on the side of the capacitor.Be careful to kill the power and to NOT touch the terminals.The capacitor is capable of holding a charge even after power is disconnected.

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