Fan won't shut off - how long can I leave running


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Old 01-22-16, 10:12 PM
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Fan won't shut off - how long can I leave running

I believe the contactor needs to be replaced on my AC unit. I turned off the fan but it keeps running outside. Might be a day or two until I can get contactor. How long can I run the fan without causing problems?
 
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Old 01-23-16, 12:07 AM
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I would turn off the breaker.

Split systems usually have an indoor fan, an outdoor fan and a compressor.
The contactor operates the compressor and the outdoor fan.
Running the compressor and outdoor fan without the indoor fan running can damage the compressor.
 
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Old 01-23-16, 03:02 AM
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Thank you! Hopefully I can find a place on a Saturday that will sell a contactor to me.
 
 

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