Compressor fan not running. Is it supposed to at all times while on?

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Old 09-13-17, 10:54 AM
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Compressor fan not running. Is it supposed to at all times while on?

I thought it was. If so, this is most likely a dead fan no? What else should I check? Voltage TO it? Is there a switch inside that could be dead I need to check? The compressor is on, at least that's what I assume the regular buzzing noise is. Thanks
 
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Old 09-13-17, 11:28 AM
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I just read elsewhere it could be the cap. Are they cheap enough to just buy one and if it turns out to be the motor, then just keep the cap? I thinking I'll just grab a motor (or whole fan assembly? How do they come?) and cap and return the motor if it turns out to be just the cap so I don't have to run around all day. Good plan?
 
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Old 09-13-17, 11:37 AM
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Okay, just noticed it's running. So maybe the fan is just supposed to take breaks while compressor running? Should I keep an eye on it?
 
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Old 09-13-17, 11:47 AM
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No.... the fan doesn't take breaks. If it's stopping when the compressor is running.... it's overheating. It could very well be a defective capacitor. It would be worthwhile to change the cap first.

Be sure power is shutoff to the condensor. Allow ten minutes before messing with the wiring. The cap will be a round or oblong silver can. Short the connectors on the top together to insure it's discharged.

Any questions.... disconnect power, remove the wiring access cover and post a pic or two. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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Old 12-08-17, 01:57 PM
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the capacitor was pretty new. turned out to be the fan
 
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