Compressor on - fan stops after 5 minutes

Old 07-10-10, 12:50 PM
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Compressor on - fan stops after 5 minutes

Hi and thanks for visiting my post - I have a Kenmore Super High Efficiency 9000 unit and the cooling fan stops after about 5 minutes. I pulled the capacitor and headed down to the local electric supply house and was told it is ok. The consensus was that it needed a new relay switch which I installed and after 5 minutes the fan quit again. Just to be sure, I exchanged a capacitor from another unit and no change. The fan motor seems to spin freely and does not get hot. I can swap it for the fan on the other unit but I think it has to be something else.

Any diagnostic ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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What is the power reading at the fan terminal after the fan stops?
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most likely the fan motor, if you really have an identical unit I would swap out the fan motor to do a 100% test. Might not want to put this one in the other unit until you see what this one does though might save you some time. On a average day I can typically swap out a condensor fan blower motor in 22.8 minutes if there are no overgrown sticky holly bushes around it.......

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