What Do You Do if Your Air Conditioner Condenser Fan Spins But Doesn’t Work to Cool Home in The Lakes, NV?

For those with a split air conditioning system, you have an indoor unit which is the air handler, and an outdoor unite which is the condenser. When you notice your home is feeling a bit warmer than usual, you may check your units to see if they are working only to discover your condenser’s fan isn’t spinning. When the condenser’s fan doesn’t work the air conditioning system doesn’t receive any air to cool. As a result your home will become warmer and warmer. There are a few reasons why the condenser’s fan isn’t spinning. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will share what may be the problem and when to contact an HVAC professional.

Dirty Air Filters

When there is an air flow restriction, it can cause ice to build up which puts stress on the fan. When the fan’s motor becomes overly stressed it will shut down. As a result, the fan will not spin. Before you contact an HVAC technician, try checking and changing out the air filters first to see if that restores your air conditioner. If ice has accumulated on your air conditioner unit, turn off the air conditioner and allow the ice to melt before turning it back on.

Tripped AC Breaker

When the condenser is stressed out from a dirty filter or other problems, the breaker to the air conditioning system may trip. When the power supply has been cut off, the condenser’s fan motor will not be able to operate. Another common problem with a simple fix is to reset the breaker. You can do this yourself. However, if the breaker keeps tripping, your air conditioning system has a problem that needs to be corrected.

Burnt Out AC Motor

The condenser fan motor may have burnt out which is why the fan blades fail to spin. The air conditioner demands a lot from the fan’s motor and it is not uncommon for the motor to burn out. When this does occur, you will need to have the motor replaced and by a licensed technician.

Faulty AC Fan Belt

Some condenser fans use a belt to rotate or spin the fan. Over time, the belt can slip off or break. When the belt isn’t in place, the fan will not spin even though the rest of the air conditioning system is fine. The belt often needs to be replaced. It may seem simple, but to ensure you get the right belt and that the belt is properly installed, seek an HVAC technician.

Faulty AC Capacitor

One of the more common reasons why a condenser fan will fail to spin is when there is a dead capacitor. The air conditioner’s capacitor is a small and cylinder shaped component that sends energy signals to power the fan motor and to other parts of the air conditioner. When the fan isn’t spinning, the capacitors for the fan’s motor most likely has died and needs to be replaced. To properly investigate and replace a dead capacitor, contact an HVAC services.

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