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doglover 10-17-2010 12:25 PM

american standard freedom 80 wont blow
 
I have an american standard freedom 80 furnace. not sure of age. The blower wont run. Everything else seems to work fine. The code light flashes constant and fairly slow. Any ideas on what to check? I did turn motor shaft by hand with unit turned on and it took off but when I put door back on it would not continue to run. Im guessing it stop when I put door on and would not restart.

yuri 10-17-2010 01:32 PM

Does it run when you put the fan to ON at the thermostat. If you have to spin start it then it sounds like the capacitor is shot.

doglover 10-17-2010 01:54 PM

Thanks for relpy. I have a programable thermostat. Will the fan run even if the thermostat is not set to heat or A/C? The cap is about 5 or 6 inches tall andoval? Right? How much are they? Thanks

yuri 10-17-2010 03:08 PM

Should run if set to ON.
Yes. Should have a rating like 370 vac 5mfd or 7.5 or 10 mfd. Under $30.

JBG420 08-26-2011 09:51 PM

Where is the capacitor located? Thanks!

ljposzywak 04-15-2017 11:54 AM

Re: american standard freedom 80 wont blow
 
This post just saved me a call out. Having the same symptoms, I was able to spin start blower and now have a replacement capacitor ordered from Amazon for less than $10 that will arrive in 2 days. Even better, I was able to get door back on and limit sw actuated before blower stopped so now can run the AC with blower to always on position. :vs_cool:

user_12345a 04-16-2017 01:27 PM

Re: american standard freedom 80 wont blow
 
the capacitor is needed to run the motor without damaging it. it stays in the circuit after the motor starts.

put it in auto and shut it off until you get the part.


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