Compressor fan not running

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Old 01-03-16, 11:44 AM
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Compressor fan not running

I have a Frigidaire Model FT4BF-048KA heat pump. Two days ago the outside unit started humming, like it was in defrost mode. Only problem, it hasn't been below freezing for several days. The unit would hum for 3-4 minutes, and then shout off. The unit would continuously cycle on and off. Finally, just turned the unit off and since then have been running on the heat strips - very expensive.

Code light on circuit is not even lit, much less blinking.

Couldn't tell until yesterday that the fan motor was trying to turn, but just couldn't make it.

Sounds like to me either the starting capacitor, or the motor is bad.

Any thoughts?
 
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Old 01-03-16, 12:37 PM
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Sounds like to me either the starting capacitor, or the motor is bad.
Yes..... very likely.

Start by changing the start capacitor.
 
 

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