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Old 07-04-12, 07:30 AM
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Hello, we came home from vacation late last night to a hot house, and I had the same problem with the air handler working, but nothing running outside. I saw this thread and tried manually turning the outside fan blade to get it running and the fan did run outside. So, the capacitor looks to be bad. However, cool air did not flow, only warm air. So I am guessing although the outside fan is running, the condenser is not. Does this mean the condender is shot, or do I have a combo start/run capacitor and replacing the capacitor will get the condenser cooling again? Thanks!
 

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I would start with the capacitor. It may be keeping the compressor from starting as well. It is most likely a dual-run capacitor for both the fan and the compressor.
 

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Sorry about the thread jack, should have linked to the old thread. Here is some additional info about the unit. I need to do some research online to get the correct part.

Nameplate information on the fan is GE 1/4 HP, 1.4 Amps, 5KCP39EG S070S, 982763000713, CPNHC39GE237A (not sure which number is the model number). Capacitor info is 5 uF/370 V.

Condenser info is Model #: H29B33UABCA

Part #: 709010-25-1803

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no. open up the electrical compartment of the a/c and find the capacitor it will have the info on it. It most likely is a dual-run and will have the values on it.

what is the model number of the a/c?
 
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Yep, it is a dual rating on the cap. 5 uf/40 uf on the cap nameplate.

The model number of the A/C is 561CJ036-E.

I did look up the compressor model # on this website, and it mentions a capacitor with different uF values. Is there another cap besides the one in the electrical compartment?

Thanks for your help! It does not look like I can get the part today, hopefully tomorrow.
 
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I found this cap for replacement.
 
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That will work fine..............
 
 

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