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Phil, Mechanical Engineer
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My condenser fan needs a push to start, For about a week.

Customer Question

My condenser fan needs a push to start
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: For about a week. The unit blows the circuit breaker after a few mibutes
JA: Did you double-check the thermostat? And what about the unit's filters?
Customer: The indoor filter is ok and so is the tg
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Thermostat
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: If I can. I've tried changing the cap and it didn't hrkp
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  airheatman replied 2 months ago.

1.Are you getting 230v to the fan motor when it will not start?

2.Does compressor start ok?

3.Did you test the cap (New does not always mean good)

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I don't know the voltage and I didn't check the cap. The compressor starts after the fan is pushed but blows the circuit after a few minutes
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
How do i test the cap?