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Old 09-07-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
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Goodman 3.5 ton condenser fan stuck


I happened to walk by one of my Goodman a/c units yesterday and noticed it was humming and hot, and the fan was not running.
I gave the fan a twirl with a stick and it started runniing.
My question is, do I need to oil the fan motor or replace the capacitor? or just replace the motor?

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Old 09-07-2008, 11:58 AM   #2
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Goodman 3.5 ton condenser fan stuck


Probably the capacitor. If the compressor runs, but the fan doesn't start on it's own, most of the one's I've fixed before needed a cap. A visual check is to see if the top or bottom is 'bubbled out'...typical sign of a blown cap on those units. If you have access to a capacitor checker, you can check it.

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