A/C fan not working

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Old 05-17-19, 06:23 AM
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A/C fan not working

My home ac unit fan stop working last night, did some research and try to diagnose what the issue is, with a stick, I am able to spin the fan freely with no problem, so I open the unit to Check the capacitor, upon opening the unit, I saw a dual run capacitor with only 2 wire connected to it (part# PRCFD5075A from packers), and another module below it which I donít know what it is (part# POC5A from packard), can I assume that whoever install the capacitor was not able to purchase a 50uf / 5 uf capacitor, instead use 2 separate unit for the ac?

 
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Old 05-17-19, 08:30 AM
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Could be.
Test the capacitor with your meter and see if it’s in range.
This is the condenser fan motor correct?
 
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Old 05-17-19, 09:05 AM
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Correct, fan condenser unit, how many volt should I expect from the capacitor?
 
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You’ll have to check it with a meter that reads capacitance.
 
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Old 05-17-19, 10:42 AM
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Just went and pick up a new capacitor, what else do I need or should change out while Iím at it?
 
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Old 05-17-19, 10:54 AM
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It's very common to see two capacitors. My personal preference is two caps.

Did you try spinning the motor with the power on ?
You may have a bad motor. Try the new cap in first.
 
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Old 05-17-19, 11:01 AM
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I did try to spin fan, but it wonít turn on, any idea how much will it cost to have the fan/motor replace?
 
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I don’t suggest just buying parts without diagnosing the problem first, but since you already bought the new cap install it and see if the problem remains.
 
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Old 05-17-19, 02:35 PM
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How would I check if the fan / motor is working probably?
 
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Verify correct power to the motor, and test the capacitance of the capacitor.
 
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Old 05-17-19, 04:54 PM
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Just replaced the capacitor, got the fan working, should I be feeling cool air coming out of the vent instantly or it will take some time to feel like?
 
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Old 05-17-19, 04:59 PM
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Feel the larger copper refrigeration line coming out of the condenser. It should be ice cold.

If that is ice cold..... the house should start cooling off quickly.
 
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