Hi Pros !
I have a 20 year old Bryant split system: evaporator coil in the attic, condenser unit outside. Yesterday afternoon, I noticed "not as cool" air coming from the registers. I could hear the blower inside still running, but walked outside and observed that the condenser fan had stopped. I then shut down the power at the thermostat, waited about 10 minutes, then turned it back on. Still no fan movement, but the compressor was working and unit was heating up quickly. So, power off ! 5 years ago, a similar incident resulted in replacing the capacitor (noted on the invoice as a dual circuit running phase shifter). My questions: 1) What is the normal life of a fan motor? 2) What is the normal life of a capacitor ? I'm calling a contractor within the next day or so.
All feedback is appreciated, thanks !