1986 Carrier Round One blown capacitor

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Old 07-21-13, 06:12 PM
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1986 Carrier Round One blown capacitor

Fan is not working, but I can hear a noise like it is trying, then it just clicks off. After doing some research, the likely cause seems to be the capacitor. On most other units, there is easy access to the capacitor, but I cannot figure out where it is on my unit. Do I need to take the entire top off, fan included, to access the electrical?
 
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Old 07-21-13, 06:18 PM
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Electrical should be behind a solid door on the side of the unit.
 
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Old 07-21-13, 06:28 PM
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There is no door on the '86 unit. It is truly round, with nothing jutting out. I have seen pics of what you are talking about on models '87 and newer.
 
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Old 07-21-13, 06:30 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

I believe the top beige ring lifts off with the removal of a couple of screws. The fan should remain mounted.

This may be your unit :

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I removed the screws, around 6 of them and started to lift, but it appears that the fan was coming with it. Rather than make things worse, I didn't go any further. Do you think if I take the top ring off, I will have access to the electrical inside the ring?
 
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It is not in there! Please post pictures. If you lift that fan the wires will disconnect from it and it is a pain to put back.
 
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You need to remove completely the screw at the seam where the brown fin cover comes together and a few at the electrical.Just loosen the rest or it will be a bear to get that brown cover back on. Yes take off the ring.
 
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you should be able to follow the electrical into the unit and decide what cover needs to be removed. The top ring only is what needs to come off.
 
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Confused, one post says not to remove the cover yours says to remove it.
 
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Old 07-22-13, 05:27 AM
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No. I said do not remove the fan. Again pictures of your unit will help us be more descriptive.
 
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