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Out door fan motor...

Out door fan motor will not start without a little push on blades. tryed lituim grease on shaft no help. Will opening motor case and cleaning and lubricating help.steve

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Just started yesterday. motor runs fine once it is started

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: HVAC
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HVAC Technician: BillyHvac, Journeyman HVAC Tech replied 6 months ago
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Hello,

My name is Billy. If the fan starts and runs with a push, you have a bad capacitor. This is a round or oval cyclinder that the fan wires lead to.

You must turn power off....remove capacitor after marking wires...get a identical rating capacitor and replace. Then you will be back in business...should be less than $40

Billy

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thankyou for your help
HVAC Technician: BillyHvac, Journeyman HVAC Tech replied 6 months ago

you are very welcome. After rating (5 star system) you have 30 days of follow up so if you need further assistance let me know.

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