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Air conditioner I came home to find the fan in the outside unit not turning and smoke coming from the unit as well. The house was cool when I got there but I am unsure if there was any air blowing. Any ideas?

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Hi!!

It not uncommon for the condenser motor to blow out, if evertything else is ok. The unit will kick in normally and you'll start getting cold air inside. Since the condenser is not doing its job, the unit's thermal protection will cut off compressor until cools down and then will start again.

Replace condenser motor (around $100) ASAP and do not use unit until then, othewise, major damage to the unit can occur.

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