How to locate Fan Starting Capacitor?

Old 09-15-05, 04:09 PM
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How to locate Fan Starting Capacitor?

By reading other posts, it seems that the problem I am having with my 13-year old Trane XE-900 (Weatherton) Heat Pump is with the Fan Starting Capacitor.

The outside compressor fan ONLY starts after I give the blades a little push with a stick. However, it seems they are turning slower than normal, and completely stop turning after a couple hours of cooling.

I am ready to replace the fan capacitor to fix this problem, however, I have no idea how to locate it inside the unit. What do I look for? Also, how do I discharge the capacitor?

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Old 09-15-05, 07:19 PM
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First check out this site so you know what you are looking for
and then simply trace the wires from the fan motor back untill they tie into one and replace it with a matching microfarad rated unit.

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