AC fan and compressor wiring PLEASE HELP

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Old 06-22-19, 12:25 PM
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AC fan and compressor wiring PLEASE HELP

My fan stopped working on my AC unit. I purchased a new one from Locke. They also suggested I add this fan capacitor. They told me how to wire it, also keeping my existing capacitor. When I got home and hooked it all up, the fan now works (constantly, regardless if the thermostat is set to on or off) and the compressor isn't kicking on. I have attached pictures of how it's currently wired. Please help me, I can't do this Oklahoma heat with no air conditioner.
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Old 06-22-19, 04:14 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

It's hard to see what you added.

Your new fan should have four wires. Two should go to the NEW capacitor supplied with the motor.
The other two..... power wires.... should go directly to T1 and T2 on the contactor.

It looks like you may have them on L1 and L2 which is the "always live" side of the contactor.
 
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Old 06-23-19, 09:31 AM
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Unless your unit has a crankcase heater, you should only have two wiring coming into the contactor - looks like your wired the fan hot all the time.
 
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