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Thread: Blower Problem

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    I have an old (may be 10 yr) all electric central AC. Recently blower quit working intermittently. Can you help me diagonose the problem?

    Symptoms-
    Outside line become frozen. No air is blowing inside.

    Action required to get to working:
    Let the outside line defrost. Changed the capacitor (recently). As soon as I turn on the fan makes noise but it does not move. Turn of the power switch. Manually spin the fan (just a push like you would be doing to get started manual shift car!) and turn on the power switch. All works for few days/weeks until the symptoms come back again.

    I am not a tech or engg and I can only do the simple stuff like the one described avobe.

    Can someone tell me what's wrong with the AC/Fan? Why do I have to push start the Fan?

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    It's broke.

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    call your service tech to fix it

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    you need a new blower motor plain and simple you could leave you fan switch on on but thats a band aid for a while only

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    Edmund- Thanks for the honest and clear answer. I just called my tech to have the blower motor replaced. Regardless of cost I have to fix it. It's too hot!!

    By the way, do you have a ballpark idea how much it might cost?

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    no priceing different areas have different prices

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    And keep in mind... if you keep running the system to where the indoor fan stops and it freezes up... you risk serious damage to your compressor!!

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    Good chance Edmund is right but it could be a bad fan relay also, the tech who goes out to your home will be the one to tell you the exact problem though.
    Good luck


    [Edited by hiltontech on 07-04-2005 at 09:41 PM]

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    he said spin it and it would run no relay will do that

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    Your right Edmund , I misread the post, blower motor seems at fault.
    Thanks Edmund for catching my mislead post

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    You're a funny guy Hilton. If mkr55 takes your price to heart and doesn't understand how business works then you just sabotaged mkr55's contractor's chances of making mkr55 happy. Maybe that's why pricing questions aren't allowed. Nice.

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    Maybe a good time for me to go over the rules

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    You're alright Hilton dude. Hopefully mkr55 understands that HVAC contractors can't make a living on Wal-Mart like margins.

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