Condenser problems, fan won't start.


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Old 05-03-16, 07:27 PM
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Condenser problems, fan won't start.

So I came home a couple days ago and it was 82 degrees inside. I tried turning the ac system off and on but the condenser would not start at all, I checked on it and it was pretty hot. I have been looking online for remedies and I have tried a couple. First I re-wired the fan motor separately to 220V and it worked fine. Next the capacitor was definitely shot, bulging and had no ohms when tested. So I bought and installed everything back. Turned everything on and was feeling hopeful when the compressor kicked on, I waited but the fan never started.
It is now 85 degrees and I'm losing hope. I might have to bite the bullet and call out a technician. I would greatly appreciate anyone out there that has any advise, or would help me troubleshoot through steps.
 
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Old 05-03-16, 07:58 PM
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What is the make and model of this unit?

Did you install a dual capacitor?

Posting some pictures of your wiring may allow us to offer better assistance.
 
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Old 05-04-16, 03:20 PM
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Here are a couple pics that will answer your questions.



 

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And yes, I replaced the capacitor with exactly the same thing. 35/5 uF 370V
 
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Old 05-04-16, 05:00 PM
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I suspect that common and run are reversed.
I see the way the diagram has the wiring. Can we see the actual wire connections?
 
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Yes of course

and the black is connected to the contactor
 
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Old 05-04-16, 09:35 PM
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That capacitor is wired correctly according to the diagram.

The black wire from the fan motor goes to the opposite side (T2) of the contactor as the yellow wire (T1) to the capacitor.
 
 

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