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    Fandango

    Got outta the van and saw this, as i walked up i saw that while the owner had the right idea, he had the fan blowing down into the condensor. I then
    noticed that..HEY! the cond. fan is running. So i pull the house fan off, only to discover the cond. fan was runnin backwards. Changed the dual Cap. and all was well. Anyway, i've seen box fans on condensors and i've seen fan motors run backwards....just not on the same unit.
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    Fantastic! Where can I get one of those???

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    I've done that. AC died on Friday of a 3 day weekend. Blowing up of course.

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    Whatever gets you through the night!!
    If you really know how it works, you have an execellent chance of fixin' er up!

    Tomorrow is promised to no one...

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    I've done that... with half a roll of duct tape to hold it in place and help direct the air.
    Temporary measure to get by...

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    I'm sad to say it does works, but I won't do it. I can tell a customer I have seen it, but don't recommend it.

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    I have done it many times on commercial refrigeration condensers.(Temporarily).Gets you by till the next day.

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    This is where table top fans come from. lol

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    Well what was funny was that the condensor fan motor was running backwards AND he had his fan pointing to the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackintheboxtec View Post
    I have done it many times on commercial refrigeration condensers.(Temporarily).Gets you by till the next day.
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