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Compressor turns on but not the fan.

My most excellent AC stopped working one day. When we switch the knob to FAN ONLY nothing happens though you can feel some vibrations happening within. When we switch the knob to COOL, you can hear the air compressor kick on and the coils get cold. (*thanks)

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  • Jeannine Fabian Aug 03, 2006

    thanks for the reply.
    OK. i have taken the front off. When i turn it to LOW-COOL the fan turns slowly and the compressor kicks on. when i turn it to HIGH-COOL, the fan stops spinning. The fan starts and stops in LOW-COOL and the compressor turns on & off. so now i have it on LOW-COOL with a fan in front to draw the cooler air into the room. i am not sure it is doing much good.

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Jeannine, on this model there is one motor that turns both the evaporator and condensor fans. First you want to check to see if there is any obstruction preventing the fans from turning. There is also a dual capacitor that gives this motor a kick start. If this goes bad the motor will not run, just humm. Hopefully it is just your capacitor that has failed but it could be the motor itself. Part number for the capacitor is 16-05-00710-109. Part number for the motor is 50-11-t26p0-050. Usually a bad capacitor will show signs of leaking or bulging, but not always...Catriver..post back

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