Air Conditioner Fan Not Spinning First Check Video Before Replacing Motor

Got an AC not cooling. Check it out here. See what’s going on. Haven’t pulled the disconnect yet. Go ahead and pull the cover off. Take a look here.

It’s actually a little bit cooler today. A little overcast. Contactor is sucked in, compressor is not too hot.

It’s got an original contactor. Looks like it’s still alive. Hard to say. Maybe it just blew the fuses. Check the wiring. Go ahead and pull the disconnect. Discharge the capacitor. Points look pretty good on the contactor, being original.

I went ahead and discharged the capacitor by bridging the leads. All our wiring looks OK up there. Check the compressor wiring here. Everything looks OK there. Huh.

Gonna start with the fuses. Go from there. Compressor is a little warm. I can take these back and test them with a multimeter. I checked the breaker inside already and it looked OK. Nothing funny going on there.

It’s actually a little bit cooler today. A little overcast in Palm Springs. Which is good, because it’s been hot, to say the least.

OK. Our fuses are nice and tight there. Go ahead and plug the disconnect in and take a look here. Right here, I’m just going to move this [INAUDIBLE] here. It’s [INAUDIBLE]. [INAUDIBLE] It survived this long. OK. I’m gonna plug it in and see what happens.

OK it’s kind of what I thought. Fan motor didn’t kick on. And I was able to kick start it will my pen. So to get away easy, I brought a new capacitor with me, because I thought that’s what it might be.

The line is nice and chilly, nice and cold, so that’s good. I’m going to change out the capacitor here. So pull the disconnect again. And then we’ll have to re-discharge the capacitor. The capacitor holds a charge even after the power is disconnected. So I’m taking my screwdriver, holding the insulated handle, to bridge the leads.

And this one has this little five microfarad capacitor right here. And that’s what we’ll be replacing. Tape that pretty good. See the capacitor is all bulged out. That’s a goner.

There’s that side. There’s that side. Able to kind of reuse this electrical tape. That’s pretty good there. OK.

Now we’ll plug it back in, make sure our fan starts up like it should. Take a look here, Beautiful.

Another air conditioner, good to go. A nice Palm Springs day, a little bit cooler. Muggy, but a little cooler. There’s another shot of that blown out cap.

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