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Air Conditioning problem

Posted by jvd2 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 3, 09 at 20:49

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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RE: Air Conditioning problem

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


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RE: Air Conditioning problem

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


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RE: Air Conditioning problem

"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.


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