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Condenser fan motor

Hi I have an amana MDL# SXD22S2L MFG# P1303503WL while the condenser is runnig I noticed the fan not moving when I spun the fan blade by hand the fan starts working again for a few cycles then later I notice it not moving spin it and whola it works again for a few cycles. my question is is it the motor, Capacitor or main board ??? How can i test to find out which.

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    I have the same issue with my Amana fan motor. I also have the heat issue posted earlier. I believe they are related in root cause, i.e. low voltage to fire cap so motor can start etc.

    Did anyone ever solve this issue for you?



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Technically, you could take the wires off the motor and check to see if you have 120 volts which elimenates any other componet. The fact that you can spin the motor and it runs some what indicates that you do have the voltage there and that the bearings in the motor are going bad and causingthe motor to stop. Repalce the motor,

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