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I have a RHEEM RACC 036JAS. 3 weeks ago my fan stopped

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I have a RHEEM RACC 036JAS. 3 weeks ago my fan stopped coming on when called to start. There was a humming and slight shaking and the spot would get hot where the fan motor is. I called a technician and he came out and said my fan motor bearings were shot and this is what was causing my problem. I have since replaced the fan motor and the problem persists. I took the capacitors in to be tested and they said they are both good. I also purchased a hard start capacitor SPP6 and that has not resolved the issue. I am to the point of buying a new contactor as there does not appear to be anything left to change out. My only other thought is that the capacitors are not correct. The motor capacitor is a 3 uF and the condenser capacitor is a 35 uF. I do not know if these are the correct sized for my unit.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  HVAC Guru replied 1 year ago.

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The capacitors sounds right sized for the unit, is the voltage supply correct from the contactor, this sounds like a low voltage issue. That could be a bad contactor or wiring issue from the power supply to the unit typically would cause that kind of issue.

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