Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-13-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3
Share |
Default

Compressor Fan not Spinning


Hello All,

My neighbor's compressor fan does not spin at all. At first I thought it might be the capacitor since mine went bad and I replaced it and the fan started spinning again just fine. I also replaced his outside fuses - I call them that because I don't know the technical name for them only that they look like bullets! That did nothing. When power is turned on I can hear the outside "fuse box" click like there is juice going through it but nothing happens. Could this be the fan motor or maybe something wrong with the lead wires?

Thanks,

Rob

RBattaglia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 12:14 PM   #2
Member
 
biggles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Long Island
Posts: 3,625
Default

Compressor Fan not Spinning


does the compressor run when you repower it then there is not fan? if thereis no compressor either the contactor,power to it,the control voltage from the air handler..try this with the diconnect off out side and call the cooling in from the stat the contactor should be in/engaged.need to check the top for 208/230 out in that disconnect.if you have the power and the fuses are solid putting up the dsconnect the comp/fan should run.....

biggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 01:56 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3
Default

Compressor Fan not Spinning


Not sure if the compressor is running. How can you tell. The entire unit seems to be silent. Except for the fact that I can here a thump or click in the disconnect box.

Not sure what all this means - "try this with the diconnect off out side and call the cooling in from the stat the contactor should be in/engaged.need to check the top for 208/230 out in that disconnect.if you have the power and the fuses are solid putting up the dsconnect the comp/fan should run..... " Please clarify.

Thanks,

Rob
RBattaglia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 2,362
Default

Compressor Fan not Spinning


What that means rob is turn the thermostat to cool then look if the contactor in the AC pulls in. If it does you use your multimeter to see if there's 240V present on each side of the contactor. If there's 240 on one side and not the other, with a call for cool at the thermostat, then the contactor is bad. If there's not 240v on either side of the contactor then the fuse/breaker blew again. If that's the case then you get to use the multimeter some more and find the short.

If you don't have a meter to check circuits and voltage then you shouldn't be messing with it until you get one and learn how to use it.

Last edited by Marty S.; 07-13-2012 at 05:36 PM.
Marty S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 11:18 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: winnipeg manitoba canada
Posts: 779
Default

Compressor Fan not Spinning


i concure...need a meter...easy to find the problem with one...
carmon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
toilet flange bolts spinning in place pennywise Plumbing 10 03-30-2012 01:49 PM
Spinning spindle on my washing machine jwo Appliances 5 09-15-2011 04:14 PM
fan spinning wrong way homehealer HVAC 3 04-14-2011 02:31 PM
maytag top load washer not spinning at times ed lee Electrical 2 01-07-2011 12:37 PM
GE washer - spinning cycle does not work proofer Appliances 7 08-26-2008 03:14 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.