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Old 06-22-2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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I have an old Concept high efficiency a/c split system. The tech tells me the compressor is on its way out. I removed the dual capacitor for testing but forgot to mark the wires. there are five wires going to the capacitor. Red, brown, yellow and two light gauge blue wires that come from a black round cylinder that says "110W to 260W Single Phase - something thru 5 HP".

I'm thinking the three wires, yellow, red and brown are wired Yellow to HERM, Red to Common and Brown to Fan. That leaves the two light gauge blue wires coming from the black round cylinder. Any idea where these two light gauge blue wires go?

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Common and herm.

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Thank you very much, that did the trick! Now, the A/C fan is blowing warm air outside and cold air is flowing inside, however I think the blower motor is not working. I have a Carrier 8000 Weathermaker heater in the closet in the garage. Where is the blower motor located?
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At the coil, inside of your house or attic
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Thank you very much, that did the trick! Now, the A/C fan is blowing warm air outside and cold air is flowing inside, however I think the blower motor is not working. I have a Carrier 8000 Weathermaker heater in the closet in the garage. Where is the blower motor located?

in that furnace in the garage.
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Under the furnace section sits the Evaporator coil, then under the Evaporator coil is a large metal box 38" wide by 36" deep by 18" tall and sits directly on the concrete floor. is that where the blower motor is located?
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Sounds like you have a down flow furnace. The blower will be in the upper half of the furnace.
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Under the furnace section sits the Evaporator coil, then under the Evaporator coil is a large metal box 38" wide by 36" deep by 18" tall and sits directly on the concrete floor. is that where the blower motor is located?

Just take off the doors and be done with it. Take a picture and post it if you're still uncertain. If it looks like this than it's an upflow.

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I'm thinking the large box on the floor houses the blower. what do you think?
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Open it....you will see the blower motor wheel.....

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