Air Conditioning problem

jvd2August 3, 2009

I have a Goodman condensing unit about 10 years old. When the air conditioning kicks ont the fan doesn't start on it's own. However it will start when I give it a little push. Any ideas on what might be the problem? Thanks,

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susanjf_gw

just checked the goodman site...you may be looking at a unit that's reach a "certain age"...i'm including the consumer address so you can ask directly...

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.goodmanmfg.com/Home/AboutGoodman/ContactUs/tabid/156/Default.aspx

    Bookmark   August 4, 2009 at 11:42PM
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zl700

That's a sign of a bad condenser motor or capacitor or both.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2009 at 10:08AM
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brickeyee

"When the air conditioning kicks ont the fan doesn't start on it's own. However it will start when I give it a little push. Any ideas on what might be the problem? Thanks,"

The start capacitor for the fan motor, or the throw out switch in the motor that removes the capacitor from the circuit once the fan reaches speed is bad.

The capacitor is relatively easily replaced, the centrifugal switch is harder (if you can even get parts).

This is NOT the same as the start and run capacitors for the compressor.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2009 at 2:38PM
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