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Please let me know if my question is detailed enough. I can clarify anything that doesn't make sense.
Yes it is detailed enough
It sounds like the fan motor has gone bad.
You can have the fan motor replaced for about $450
How old is this system?
We replaced the fan motor last September
It is possible that whoever installed the fan motor last did not wire it correctly.
That makes sense. I'm surprised the motor went out in less than a year.
Also it is possible that a lack of service to your system caused the fan motor to go out.
Not changing the filters regularly can cause a domino effect that will lead to a fan motor going bad.
I advise you to have a tech come out and change the fan motor and make sure the filters are clean, evaporator coil is clean, and the outdoor condensing coils are cleaned.
This should bring your system back up to peak performance.
That sounds good to me. If I do that, am faithful about replacing filters and washing off the condensing coils, how many more years should I expect the system to run?
And the tech last night said the "unit is drawing high amps". What does that mean?
That could be a result of the fan motor working to hard.
It also could mean that the wrong size fan motor was installed.
One last thing: If I get the fan motor replaced, am faithful about replacing filters and washing off the condensing coils, how many more years should I expect the system to run?
It should run for at least 5 more years with regular maintenance.
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