I am mowing my lawn and all of the sudden I here this load squeal over the sound of the mower. I shut the mower down and here the sound coming from my neighbors condenser. I walk over and can tell its coming from the fan motor. I knock on their door and tell them to shut it down. When it shuts down the motor stops right away and does not freewheel like a good motor. They ask if I can check it out so I get some tools and check it out. Fan spins but it was stiff. So I check the cap which is a 35/5. Get 19/2 on the meter. Well it's 6 pm so I can't get a motor now so I put in a turbo 200 which I keep on the truck. I put it all back together and fire it up. It squeals a little and then starts running great! The fan stops squealing and the compressor is almost silent. I have never had a cap quiet a motor like that. I can understand the compressor being quieter but I figured the bearings were shot in the fan motor. Anyone else ever see this happen?
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