condenser fan stops after a few mins

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Old 09-16-06, 10:12 AM
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condenser fan stops after a few mins

I have late 70's model tappan 3-3.5 ton that's been sitting for about 5 years reconnected it and it fired up so i had it charged and left to run over a weekend but when i returned the fan stoped working but the compressor still ran so i changed the capacitor for the the fan and it would run for about 20 min blow cold air and seem to work but once the fan stops running (it spins freely with power to it) it stops cooling as the commpressor still runs,if i flip breaker off then on it will work for a shorter period of time. so next i replaced the breaker, same thing

what i'm wondering is could it be the compressor capacitor or what?
 
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Old 09-16-06, 10:40 AM
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Sounds like a bad fan motor.
 
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Old 09-16-06, 09:08 PM
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Im lost here?????
when i returned the fan stoped working but the compressor still ran so i changed the capacitor for the the fan and it would run for about 20 min blow cold air and seem to work but once the fan stops running (it spins freely with power to it) it stops cooling as the commpressor still runs,

Now is this the inside fan or the outside fan?
If inside and you have changed the capacitor and it ran 20 min.check blower relay them next would be the motor
so i had it charged and left to run over a weekend but when i returned the fan stoped working but the compressor still ran
If the compressor ran all this time with out the inside fan that compressor should have been a ice ball. When you got there.

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i'm talking about te outside condenser fan, it will runn for a about half an hour and then it is power starved which leads me to think it is the compressor capacitor robbing all the electricity
 
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Old 09-17-06, 07:43 PM
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Amp out the motor. If the capacitor is new and right Id say fan motor.


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