Reply: Aubrey I doubt that outdoor temperature would explain the problem you cite. I wondering if this damage the magnetic contactor. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. Really appreciate your comments, and previous posts in this forum that gave me the courage to take a crack at this. Source
Checked voltage at disconect and at contactor, had 120 volts…thought all was good w/ breakers and control panel. The fan started spinning again but for only about 15 minutes before winding down. Now it ran for a hour, but then it stopped and outside compressor stopped working. When I went outside the fan wasn't working, it did hum but the stick trick didn't work.
Cools like crazy when it's working. If it was my unit I would start with replacing the fan motor and capacitor.JimReply Orion says: September 19, 2016 at 7:31 pmJim,Thanks for the response. Thanks for the help!Reply Jim Plummer says: September 23, 2016 at 10:59 amOrion,You are welcome. Nope.
Sign in 129 Loading... It makes a very loud and strange sound when it does. If you have power and the outdoor unit is not making any noise, then cutoff the power to the outdoor unit and the indoor unit. Ac Unit Fan Motor The compressor runs for 10 seconds, but the Fan doesn't .
I tried to clean it off but the blade still wont spin.Reply Jim Plummer says: September 15, 2016 at 6:00 pmMatt,Impossible for me to know if the grass is the cause. If the motor hums but has trouble starting but can start and run if you give the fan a push with a stick (keep fingers out of fans or risk losing I would like to make a couple general statements to cover some of the repetitive questions I receive.First are those who use capacitors that don't match the ratings of what is
Our page top photo of a compressor/condenser fan unit shows that a stick had fallen into the fan, blocking the blades and preventing the fan from starting.
Reader follow-up: (May 19, 2015) Anonymous said: We just talked to someone in person that has advanced knowledge of our problem and he said this is a normal built in feature Ac Condenser Not Turning On Spins freely until power hits it. What should I doReply Jim Plummer says: September 2, 2016 at 2:04 pmJamie,I would first make certain the outdoor unit is getting 220 volt power.If it is, I would then shut The customer ends up angry, contractor needs to find the "why" if something happens more than once on major components because they don't just go bad that often without reason.Lacrosse -
Discharge the capacitor. http://inspectapedia.com/aircond/HVAC_Condenser_Fan.php Up next How to fix your AC! Air Conditioner Outside Unit Fan Not Working I decided to go into the house and turn the thermostat back on to run more testing, and low and behold, the unit kicked on and is now cooling the house. Ac Inside Fan Not Working I know you will probably need more info so just let me know what you need.Thanks,AndyReply Jim Plummer says: August 4, 2016 at 4:39 pmAndy,Are you checking the outdoor unit during
Looks like we got a converted. this contact form My AC unit is 18 years old, and I was afraid it was hopeless, but I decided to run through your checklist, and I was able to get it cleaned up Locate the wiring diagram on the indoor unit and use it to help you trace the circuit with a multi-meter to find where you are losing the 24 volts.JimReply Daniel says: I'm sorry.Jaece - I always recommend going with the right capacitor. Why Is My Ac Outside Unit Not Turning On
What and Where is the A/C or Heat Pump Compressor/Condenser Unit Fan? Sign in Share More Report Need to report the video? AustinAirCo 149,894 views 7:14 6 Reasons the Air Conditioner Compressor Won't Start - Duration: 5:52. have a peek here Cre8tor2 months ago from Ohio Author hitmanch47 - It sounds like the motor is bad.
Cre8tor7 weeks ago from Ohio Author Melting in Austin - You have the info you need and just need to find a supplier near you or order online. Ac Fan Not Working In Car Have attached a picture of the electrical setup. A tech came yesterday and found a wire that looked like it was touching another and shorting out at times.
Remember Me? Terry Henhoeffer 46,578 views 1:39 DIY: Easy and Cheap Repair - Air Conditioner Fan Not Spinning - Duration: 8:06. The tech said the capacitor was bad.Now today in the heat of the day it will not cool the house, every time I turn on the ac it makes the temp Ac Fan Capacitor Advertisement Autoplay When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.
It has never worked at cooling my house down. Cre8tor8 weeks ago from Ohio Author Deena - It's not usually just coincidence that when a board is replaced something is acting funny. There should be 24v coming from the furnace in the low voltage wiring. Check This Out While the fan is off I hear a faint humming noise that reminds me of standing next to an electrical box.
When the capacitor is called to action, it is supposed to release its energy and give the fan a sort of electrical kick in the pants. Thanks for reading. I've had the AC guy out 3x. Unfortunately, the answers aren't always easy.
A capacitor stores power in a roll of electrically charged sheets of material. If no 24 volts call U-FIX-IT for assistance.Contactor is bad if multi-meter reads 220 volts going in, zero volts coming out, and 24 volts across the coil terminals. Caution: use care when The time now is 08:55 PM. Condenser fan noises: ticking, buzzing, humming Check for a fan blade hitting an obstruction in the unit; possible failing blower fan motor.
Thank you for reading. David2 months ago So my unit has been acting up and it wouldn't shut off. There are some electrical situations that could fool us into thinking that so you may want to have that checked out before putting in a motor but it's likely the issue.Evonn Over the years ive saved thousands of dollars by doing these odd jobs myself with absolutely no experience, just looking on posts like yours that walk you through step by step.
Do you think I just need a new capacitor for the compressor even though it sounds like it is running? You may have some build up in the contact or need a new one. My wife said that she heard a clicking noise several times this morning before it came on aga FacebookTwitterGoogle+YoutubeHyde’s Family Comfort PlanSpecial OffersFinancingGet Your Free Estimate Call Us Today(760) 360-2202ServicesInstallationRepairsService PlanDuct So at least for now I will try it out and get it going and than come back.
Checking the contactor, I did have 240 at the contactor and 24v through the coil. I hope this fixes the problem . If spinning the fan manually will get it running, the problem is usually a bad starter capacitor. So it's not surprising a part may fail on a hot day when you need it the most.
A fan or motor drive shaft that is binding can kill or freeze the fan motor.