I came home today to find a hot house. Checked the breakers and they are fine. Blower motor in attic blows fine, but no cold air. Had my wife click the thermostat on while I was next to compressor outside, and the fan did not turn on, but the compressor made a noise like it was trying to start but no luck.
I replaced the start capacitor about 6 years ago, not sure of brand, but it has 3 terminals...does that mean one for fan and one for compressor?
If the compressor tries to start, does that rule out the start capacitor?
Is the outside fan supposed to run even if there is something wrong with the compressor, or will the compressor not kick in if there is something wrong with the outside fan?
The unit has been running fine all summer and even today, and we had it checked at the beginning of the summer and it was not low on freon.
Any help is much appreciated