HVAC. How hard can it be?
I can use some advice here.
Turned on the AC yesterday, and it's blowing room temperature air. Here we go, I thought.
I have a through wall unit that is located in a sun room on my house. I took the cover off to take a closer look. Yeah, the air filter needed to be replaced on a neglected unit as is.
But I noticed that the motor that blows the warm air out of the outside of the house was not coming on. It would make a brief humming noise every 30 seconds but the shaft wouldn't spool up with the fan attached. So I figured that it needed to be replaced. I took the housing off and the motor out. The leads going to the box were a bit rusty as well. The motor itself was hot to the touch, so I was sure the motor was the cuplrit.
I contacted the company where I can get OEM parts from and am prepared to buy a new motor, capacitor, and fan to mount to the shaft....yes, I mushroomed the shaft wacking at it trying to get the retainer off, so it's not salvageable.
Does it sound like I might be heading in the right direction, or should I make the extra step of replacing the controller box as well.
Feeling around in the dark here and I have a feeling that this whole ordeal will end with new parts, continued warm air and a call to a service professional any way.