York outside fan turns backwards


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Old 08-15-09, 07:37 PM
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York outside fan turns backwards

York AC unit: outside fan is turning counterclockwise instead of clockwise, just started doing that...yesterday. did a good visual, didn't see any obivous problems, what gives? changed the silver capacitor about a week ago when the fan won't start on it's own, so it work for about and week, then this new issue of CCW? thanks in advance for any help!
 
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Old 08-16-09, 05:38 AM
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shut the condenser disconnect off and then set the stat iside to run the cooling...spin the fan CW and throw the disconnect up did the fan run CW? then repeat the power-up steps again and spin the blade CCW does it go that direction?the motor is shot on the winding what ever diretion it is drifting in it will go that direction
 
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Old 08-16-09, 12:28 PM
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borrowed neighbor's capacitor and it made my system run right and the fan to turn clockwise...so I have a bad capacitor.

local business has a capacitor with all the right numbers on it except for the 440VAC instead of 370VAC...and said it would work on my system. looking for advice, would the
440VAC be OK, old capacitor is a 370VAC.

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Old 08-17-09, 06:58 AM
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Yes..the larger voltage will be fine as long as the other numbers match up.
 
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Old 08-17-09, 09:47 AM
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installed new oval capacitor this morning, everything seems to be running OK. fan is rotating clockwise and house inside temperature is 76 degrees.
thanks to all for the help.
 
 

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