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I have an American Standard air handler 2TEE3F31A1000AA. The

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I have an American Standard air handler 2TEE3F31A1000AA. The blower motor will not turn on, it just jerks and try's to start. Does this unit have a start capacitor?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Brian HVAC Guy replied 1 year ago.

Hi I'm Brian and I'm here to help!

No, that air handler does not have a blower motor capacitor in the usual sense. It has an ECM (electrically commutated motor) variable speed motor. When the motor rocks back and forth like that 4 out of 5 times it is the motor control on the bell end of the motor. It could also be the blower control in the air handler though. It requires a specialized test instrument to diagnose positively which component has failed. Click Here for an example of the common failure item.

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