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I have a carrier unit model 38BRC048370. The condenser fan

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Hello I have a carrier unit model 38BRC048370. The condenser fan stopped working today. The fan spins freely. Condenser is running and everything in the house is normal. I suspect the fan start capacitor. What do you think? The unit is 11 years old.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.
This will either be a bad capacitor or bad motor. Do you have a meter to check capacitance on capacitor and voltage to motor?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I assume that the capacitor is relatively cheap, so replace that first.
Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.
Excellent. Lets start with capacitor. Turn off power , discharge cap with a screwdriver and lets see what cap is reading on capacitance meter