I live in the Ocoee, Fl. area(nearby Orlando) and I have a Carrier/Puron Refrigerant Air Condition Unit (Model# 38EYG048301) and it stopped working several days ago. The Air Handler (Model# FK4DNB006000AAAA, Mfg. Carrier) works fine. In about 10-15 minute intervals I hear a sound coming from the unit as though its about to turn on but I never see the fan turn and the sound eventually stops. On a another forum, an expert asked me to turn the outside fan manually, I did and it started turning and the unit began to process cold air. However, when it turns off via the Thermostat control and then turns back on, the fan doesn't work and I have to manually turn the fan again. The experts on the forum suggested that I have a bad capacitor. Does anyone on this forum agree or do you have another suggestion? I have 2 photos enclosed to show what the condenser's control panel looks like with the run capacitor and the hard start capacitor for the compressor. The Run/Start Capacitor is a GE Model# 97F9816(60/5 MFD, 370VAC,+/-6% tolerance). Do I need to replace both the run/start capacitor(silver capacitor on the left of the photo) and the compressor hard start capacitor(power boost capacitor on the right of the run/start cap in photo)? Please advise?
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