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  1. #1
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    Compressor and outside fan won't start

    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

  2. #2
    the fan should come on with the compressor. sounds like an electrical problem.

  3. #3
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    bad cap

    your run cap is bad.three terminal cap is a dual cap.one terminal com,one herm"compressor",and one terminal fan.get a new dual cap and a hard start"spp6".that will get you chillin

  4. #4
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    No diy.Just kick it.

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    Does anyone know how to read.

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    yo

    yes no DIY.......................COME ON GUYS.....JOB SECURITY JOB SECURITY

  7. #7
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    Thanks...after reading a little more I thought the same...capacitor is bad and not starting fan or compressor

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    Sorry, just remembered this is the website where you can't ask anything useful... meant to post to another site.

    FYI I had the "professionals" look at it 6 years ago and was told I needed a whole new A/C unit for $6000+. What a joke. Glad I didn't listen then.

    Thanks for the honest newbies being honest. Seems like HVAC "professionals" are no different than car repair guys, who I no longer visit either.

    What is the point of this site? To rip people off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the wizard View Post
    your run cap is bad.three terminal cap is a dual cap.one terminal com,one herm"compressor",and one terminal fan.get a new dual cap and a hard start"spp6".that will get you chillin
    Getting off to a bad start, on our first post, aren't we? Care to go into a little more detail?

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    Frown YO

    HEY fsds what other site are talking about ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsds123 View Post
    Sorry, just remembered this is the website where you can't ask anything useful... meant to post to another site.

    FYI I had the "professionals" look at it 6 years ago and was told I needed a whole new A/C unit for $6000+. What a joke. Glad I didn't listen then.

    Thanks for the honest newbies being honest. Seems like HVAC "professionals" are no different than car repair guys, who I no longer visit either.

    What is the point of this site? To rip people off?
    Nobody here has shown you any disrespect, please reciprocate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raidersfan7 View Post
    HEY fsds what other site are talking about ???
    Yea, post a link, see how long it lasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsds123 View Post
    Sorry, just remembered this is the website where you can't ask anything useful... meant to post to another site.

    FYI I had the "professionals" look at it 6 years ago and was told I needed a whole new A/C unit for $6000+. What a joke. Glad I didn't listen then.

    Thanks for the honest newbies being honest. Seems like HVAC "professionals" are no different than car repair guys, who I no longer visit either.

    What is the point of this site? To rip people off?
    Then move on we have other fish in the sea to "rip off"
    Besides I will not be responsable for the death of a homeowner that wants to save a dollar.6 years ago you should have gotten another opinion.Any thing else we can help you with.

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