The compressor runs but the fan does not

by James
(Yuma, Az)

March 12, 2011


Descripton - 5 ton 12 seer d.p.p. g/e
Model number DAYH-F060N110
Serial Number NALM010365

Problem: When the unit is turned on, it works fine for

approximately 10 minutes,at which time the fan stops, yet the compressor continues to run. I employed the services of a local ac/heating entity who informed me that my problem would be solved with the installation of a new variable speed motor.

Cost for motor $750.00 labor not included. The new motor was installed and it performed in the same matter as the old one.
When the unit is turned on, it runs for about 10 minutes then the fan shuts off, the compressor continues to run.

I had the variable speed motor replaced and it still does the same thing. The techs don't seem to have a clue.

Any suggestion to help solve this problem?

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Fan runs for 10 minutes then stops NEW
by: Spartoon89

We moved to this house a year ago. When I turn on Air the fan runs great for about 10 minutes then it stops. The fan almost seems frozen. I try to move it with a screw driver to make it spin and it will hardly budge. Then I tried spraying WD40 at the base of where each fan rotates. I again forced the fan to rotate and it started to loosen up. Then finally it takes off and everything runs great. Sometimes it will work for 10 minutes last night it worked for about 4 hours. Then the fan seems to freeze and I have to start all over again. Is there something simple I can do with this CENTURY by Heat Controller, INC. Model 10 SEER? I really do not have the money to replace right now.

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York 4 ton NEW
by: David

my York had the same problem. turned out to be the run capacitor. $200 for the service call, capacitor and labor.

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Edmat Lennox NEW
by: Dave

I have the exact same problem...did you figure it out?

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fan stopping after running a few mins NEW
by: Anonymous

I can turn the ac on and it will run for a little while 10-30 mins and the fan makes a funny sound like its trying to lock up and then just quits?!/ after about 10 mins you csn kick it back on and it does the same? Just trying to figure ot out and come up with a solution myself...any help will be greatly appriciated.
E-mail address is newcomb201@gmail.com
Thanks!!!

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fan stopping after running a few mins NEW
by: Anonymous

I can turn the ac on and it will run for a little while 10-30 mins and the fan makes a funny sound like its trying to lock up and then just quits?!/ after about 10 mins you csn kick it back on and it does the same? Just trying to figure ot out and come up with a solution myself...any help will be greatly appriciated.
E-mail address is newcomb201@gmail.com
Thanks!!!

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Fan stops. compressor stays on NEW
by: Anonymous

The ac unit fan stops and the compressor remains running and the ac does'nt put out cool air

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fix for a/c
by: Anonymous

it's ac capacitor replace it and all should be well.

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fan motor not running
by: Anonymous

to daden
It was a defective motor. I bought a new one, installed it and it is working OK now. The motor was about $90 but that was a lot better than what the AC company wanted to charge for installing it.

Thank you for the comments.
Ed

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Fan outside not running at all tried to push start it
by: Anonymous

Fan outside not running at all, but the compressor has been replaced no more than 6 mos ago

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Condenser motor
by: Dadan

To Ed

If it is not the run capacitor, it could be your outdoor motor is malfunction.

If you?re familiar with electricity, you need to find a way to troubleshooting the condenser motor.

I would suggest you get a local tech to look at it if you're not familiar with electricity. I do hope your compressor run.

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outside fan turns off
by: edmat

When I turn on the AC, it runs for 3 minutes then the outside fan stops. After shutting it off and trying again later, the same cycle occurs. I have replace both the run capacitor and the fan capacitor. (It's an old Lennox.) Any suggestions? I mean besides buying a new unit. Thank you.

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fan dose not run.no air is coming inside the house
by: Anonymous

the fan does not come on out side no air comes inside the house.

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Check G to C wires on the T/stat.
by: Anonymous

These two wires control the OD fan. They my be shorting out. This will cause the OD fan to kick on and off. To check these wires you need to check for volts should be 24v.

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problem
by: Anonymous

check for shorted wires(touching metal ,wire rubbed through insulation etc.)also have someone check resistance and capacitance check of fan capacitor,

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