Ac fan not working. Replace capacitor and still no function

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Ac fan not working. Replace capacitor and still no function

I have a Bryant 561CJ024-E. Went out of town for the weekend when I got back I found the ac blowing hot air. Went to
The unit outside and the fan was not running put my ear to it and heard a low humming. Took off the shield and looked at the capacitor and although it wasn't bulging I went ahead and replaced it since it was a cheap part. I stuck a stick and turned the fan blade and it moved easily. After replacing the capacitor it still doesn't kick on. There is now a clicking noise every so often coming from unit but that's it. Please help!
 
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Are you sure you replaced the fan capacitor? Most systems use a capacitor for the fan and one for the compressor. Sometimes there are two separate caps, other systems use a dual capacitor (two caps in one housing). If you replaced the correct capacitor and the contactor is engaged, then it's possible that the fan motor is bad.
 
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Thank you for the response.
This is the unit I replaced. I think I attached it.
How can I tell if the motor is bad? Is that the only other option? If the freon was low would it cause the ac fan to not kick on as well. It is a dual cap
 
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From the photo it looks like there is not a wire connected to the bottom left terminal on the contactor.
 
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It's all connected.... I wish it would have been something that simple
 
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You next step would be to OMH out the motor.
 
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Before I spend the money on a motor is that the only other thing it could be?
 
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Is the compressor running when it's doing this?
 
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Assuming that there is voltage at the motor and the capacitor is wired correctly, that's about all that's left. As skaggsje mentioned, if you have a multimeter, you could check the resistance (ohms) between the motor windings. Obviously, you need to turn off the power before doing so, and you should disconnect the motor wires so that you're sure that you're reading the motor resistance and not something else in the circuit.
 
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I believe the humming noise I hear is the compressor although it's really low and since I replaced the new capacitor it's now making a random
Clicking noise like it's trying to trigger something to happen
And I'm sorry I don't have anything to check the ohms
 
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Check all breakers, check the disconnect to see if there are blown fuses. Maybe take a stick and push in the contactor. If all fails, I'd say it's time to call the guy.
 
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Ok so I took the wires off the board and reconnected them all and it worked so maybe one of the connections were off!! Thank you for having me double check the wires again skaggsje!! And everyone else who helped me out! For a girl I'm pretty proud
Have a great day!!
 
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Good job top, we are all proud of you.
 
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Thanks you so much!!! I really appreciate it!!
 
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