Compressor Fan spins a few seconds and the breaker blows.

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Old 07-22-14, 05:40 PM
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Compressor Fan spins a few seconds and the breaker blows.

Any ideas? goodman clt60-1
 
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Old 07-22-14, 08:09 PM
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Turn off power to the outdoor unit at your service disconnect...


Check the capacitors in the unit for a swollen top.
Check for melted wiring in the control panel.
Check the compressor terminals and crank case heater for melted wires.

Measure the capacitors, Measure the ohm reading of the condenser fan motor and the compressor.
 
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Capacitor has hole in it.

Hi the capacitor has a hole in it and there is a waxy substance pooled at the bottom of the control box. I replaced the capacitor last year with a similar one that the distributor said was the same. So I'm hoping that's all it is. What do you think?
 
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Please review attached pics, thanks

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I have reviewed your pictures..... your "Made in Canada" capacitor is no good.
 
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soooo....what's a better brand or is it "no good" becuase it has a hole in it.

soooo....what's a better brand or is it "no good" becuase it has a hole in it.
 
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Old 07-23-14, 07:49 PM
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GE Genteq Round Capacitor 60 5 uf MFD 440 Volt Z97F9897 97F9897:Amazon:Home Improvement

GE is the brand many manufacturers use in their outdoor units.
 
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Thanks for your help!

It had a GE and I couldn't find one locally.
 
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