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Condenser fan running backwards on heat pump

Condenser fan running properly but blowing cool air out of the top, house is 86deg.
I could here my compressor trying to turn on and then kicking out on a thermal. I put a hard start cap in parallel with the run cap and it started right up and began to cool but I noticed the fan turning the wrong way. I reversed the leads of the hard start cap but to no avail.

I thought it might be the original units cap but the fan was working fine and turning in the right direction before. I tried holding the fan still until I turned the unit on and then physically turned the fan in the right direction but it still wants to turn in the opposite direction.

I'll remove the hard start unit but technically speaking, why is this happening.
Thanks, Mike

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I am having the same problem, sometimes it runs in the wrong direction, blowing the air down. Sometimes something gets tripped and I need to turn the thermostat to off and wait a bit then restart it. If I am lucky it will run int the correct direction and also will warm the house. Sometimes it send nothing but cold air to the house's forced air.

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The motor is likely bad. Ths usully only happens when something causes to start running backwards, like a breeze or if dual condenser the one fan can make one of the ****, then when the power comes on it can't reverse it self to start running the correct direction.<br /> Sometimes you can add chock or one way catch that only allows the fan to run one direction, othewise a new motor should fix the problem.

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If original fan motor, not repaced with universal,
or wrong motor then -
Always remove old capitor and install new.
Sometimes you might get away with changing
dual to single for bad side of dual,
replacing either compressor or fan cap -not recomemended
if dual available use new. Hard starts work with old capacitor sometimes - but a burnt out compressor is not worth it.
Fan motors can turn other direction due to fan relay board,
reversing wires of fan on fan relay/board can fix this. bad diode of board or board problem.
A one in 1000 problem.

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The fan is miswired, check the wiring diagram,it sounds like the cap wire and the fan power lead is reversed. this has happened to me several times because i wasn't paying attention.

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You shouldn't be able to reverse the fan without changing the phase of the motor brushes, I think the problem is with the compressor, did you change the cap on the compressor?

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    Brushes are only in DC motors. AC Motors use slip rings. Any Motor can be reversed by swapping any two phases on 3PH motors or by reversing the two starting leads ( located within the motor housing) on any 1PH Motor.

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The fan should be blowing out on the top. Cool air means something is up with the compressor.You hard start kit should be on the compressor itself and have nothing to do with the fan. Its in the wiring.

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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