Alright, I tried turning the fan blades manually and they turn fine. So with your help I looked up failed capacitors and found a site that suggested 'starting' the fan blades turning with a stick. That got the fan running on its own just fine, and now it's working, so that must mean it's the capacitor, right? I can't try replacing it until Wednesday, but will buy the part tomorrow hopefully.
So two questions. Is there a specific kind of capacitor or something that I need to buy? I don't know where to find the model number of our unit because there's different numbers everywhere.
Second, any words of wisdom on replacing this? I've never done anything with the unit control panel but would like to try.
Thanks for your help; it's a huge relief to not have it be the motor.
Ok, I think we understand everything you've told us. I'm fairly certain we can handle changing out the capacitor.
Is it ok if we keep you on stand-by on Wed or Thurs?
I just wanted to let you know that we did manage to replace the capacitor and our A/C is working now. We did have a bit of trouble finding the capacitor - ended up buying one off a contractor. But thanks to you, we were able to save over $100. So again, thank you so much!