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This shows you how to troubleshoot and fix a heat pump or AC unit that is not working. In this case the outdoor fan is not running due to a bad capacitor.
This one was an "accidental" call. I was there to work on the computer for a business across the street, but the owner was at this business, talking with its owner. Somehow the topic of furnaces came up and the building's tenant said "we haven't had heat all day, would you mind taking a quick look at it?". Yes, that means this was charity work. Oh well, I wasn't doing anything anyway. So many businesses have left this area and most of those still hanging on are struggling mightily. Without wanting to get too political, the condition of these old buildings is just one reason why. Every brick I touched in that basement crumbled to dust. The tenant told me that part of the floor had caved in, and you can see the "repairs" made to shore it up for a little while longer. It'd take a fortune to make this building truly sound again, or even to tear it down and start anew. All the buildings are like this, too. I know. I've been in most of them, including the basements.
Here's how to get your HVAC fan to spin again while you wait for your repalcement Run capacitor in the mail. Check the writing on your broken run capacitor for the correct size when ordering the new one. Save your self hudreds $$$$$$$$, you are welcome. DISCLAIMER: Due to factors beyond the control of megalodon1, we cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. Megalodon1 assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. Megalodon1 recommends safe practices when working with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of megalodon1, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not megalodon1.
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Kung Fu Maintenance troubleshoots an air conditioner where the compressor is running but the fan motor will not start.
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OK. Got an AC down as you can see hear the compressor is running but the fan motor has not started. I am going to try to kick the fan motor on if possible. Nope. Oh lost my pen. That sucks.
Alright. Well I will pull the cover off and take a look at what we got going on here. I don't want to pull the plug because once the compressor overheats that's it but I am probably going to need to. Take a look. Oh boy. Compressor is running. Compressor's not too hot so I might get away with it here. Looks like we got a converted. No it looks like a regular cap and capacitor. Hopefully it's just the capacitor. Change it out and get it going here. I am going to go ahead and pull the disconnect here. OK. Discharge the capacitor. Get both of them. I am going to change the bottom one.
We probably need to secure this capacitor better. Got a video showing that you can check out if you want to. For now I just want to get it going. Get it nice and chilly. He is sitting there boiling. It's pretty warm. Getting towards the end of the summer but it's still hot out there. Still hot out here. OK. Pull this out. Fan motor is not kicking on. So we might actually have a bad fan motor here. Hopefully just the capacitor overheated. Maybe just being in the box down there. Not able to shed any heat. So at least for now I will try it out and get it going and than come back.
Wow. That capacitor is hot. OK. So now we will just try it out and see if the fan kicks on. No our fan motor did not kick on so it looks like we got a bad fan motor. First I will look for any burned wiring on the fan. I'll re pull the disconnect. OK and trace back the wiring here and see if maybe we have just a burned wire. Again have to re discharge the capacitor after we plugged it in. Here is the blue wire. That's intact. The black wire. OK. Than the brown wire is as it should be.
Aw man. It looks like we got a bad fan. Pull on the wires and see if, if anything. Nope we got a bad fan. Darn it. And it could just be overheated. Most likely not though. OK. Going to go change the fan. Get this going. The good news is I will get to get my pen back.