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    Power Outage Now A/C wont work Help

    The power went out for 20 minutes and when it came on my A/C fan wont work . I own a Rheem RQPM 14 SEER 3.5 ton unit. The units exaust fan kicks on , but the fan wont kick on. Is there something I can do or do I have to call a repairman ? Please Help.

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    Did you check your breaker box to see if it tripped the breaker?


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    if adjusting the thermostat does not bring it back on. (most have a 5 minute delay so, be sure and wait for that) you should call a technician. also, many utilities have smart boxes attached to a/c units, so they are not pounded with hundreds of a/c systems all coming on at the same time. if you have a load control discount, that is likely what is happening. there should be a box near the disconnect of your a/c system with a blinking light on it.
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    gedwas, this is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary or ask questions of the OP here.

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    It sounds like your furnace has detected a fault and you need a service tech to determine what that fault is and correct it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac hero View Post
    Did you check your breaker box to see if it tripped the breaker?


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    If the breaker was tripped the inducer (exhaust fan) wouldn't be running.
    I am assuming we are talking about the indoor blower not running or is it the outdoor fan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaard View Post
    If the breaker was tripped the inducer (exhaust fan) wouldn't be running.
    I am assuming we are talking about the indoor blower not running or is it the outdoor fan?
    Yes, your right. I was assuming he meant the condenser fan wouldn't run but the blower would. I was just trying to offer a little help without crossing the line with a DIY'er.



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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac hero View Post
    Yes, your right. I was assuming he meant the condenser fan wouldn't run but the blower would. I was just trying to offer a little help without crossing the line with a DIY'er.



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    It maybe the outdoor fan. I don't know anymore than you at this moment.

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    If outdoor unit did not start after black out It's stuck contactor

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibenek View Post
    If outdoor unit did not start after black out It's stuck contactor
    Do what???


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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac hero View Post
    Do what???
    Do what??? +1
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