Goodman Heatpump - Fan does not run


Old 12-27-08, 09:53 AM
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Goodman Heatpump - Fan does not run

I have Goodman manufactured Heat pump. When the heat goes on, the out side fan on the unit does not start. Is this a problem?..

Any suggestion will be appreciated..

Piyush Sura
Old 12-27-08, 10:48 AM
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If you are in very cold state area it may not run by design.

In mild weather states If the compressor do run but the fan do not run some case it may have burnt out fan motor it can be change to new fan motor some are easy to change and some are pain in the butt to change it.

And the other thing most heat pump do have defrost mode when the outside unit get full of ice or blockage it will shut the fan off and run the heatpump in reverse for short while to thaw out at the same time the back up heat will kick in.

Did you check the breaker to the outside unit to make sure it is not tripped if so did you hear the compressor kicked in ?

let us know then we will go from there.

Merci. Marc
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Frequently the cause of your problem is a bad capacitor. It's a cheap and easy fix, but be careful messing with a capacitor because it stores energy and can provide a shock unless it is properly discharged.
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What is the temperature outside?

Is your home still being heated? Is it comfortably warm inside?
Old 01-01-09, 01:34 PM
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What some. people don't realize but the posters here have eluded to is that heat pumps don't work when the outside temperature is below 45 degrees. Below that heat comes from electric resistance coils. In fact at even higher temperatures part of your heat is from electric resistance coils. Get the house nice and warm and try switching the thermostat to cooling with the thermostat set as cold as it goes. Does the fan come on as the compressor cools the house?

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