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I have a Heil 5000 (Well, really a Kenmore). When I first…

I have a Heil 5000...
I have a Heil 5000 (Well, really a Kenmore). When I first started troubleshooting, the fan was not spinning, but the condenser starting successfully. Figuring it may be the cap, I tried to give the fan a spin. Absolutely no power seemed to be going to it. So, I got the wiring diagram and parts list - and first ordered a replacement cap. Now, this cap is a 5\20 dual cap, for the fan\condenser. I never tested the current because I do not believe my multimeter can handle it... More detail...
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
The new capacitor made no difference. It still seems like nothing is going to the fan.
So, I replaced the fan motor.
Still the same deal. Condenser runs, never the fan. A tech friend recommended adding a cap just for the fan.I think at this point I just need some solid leads as t what it might be - like, what I should try next...
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8/19/2017
Ricky Main
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Hi my name is Ricky.
can you send me pics of wiring diagram and how you have it wired.
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Stand by, I am taking pictures...
ok no prob.
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the motor that brown and brown with white stripe have to have a seperate run cap from the compressor.
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
The shop I bought it from said to cap off the solid Brown and use the white\brown with the split capacitor (the diagram on the motor explains this). Should I just get a separate cap and run it with the solid Brown instead?
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
If I do purchase a separate cap, what do you recommend?
can you send pic of diagram on motor?
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I was afraid you were going to ask that ;). Give me a min, just have to open unit back up...
Sorry lol
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
https://goo.gl/photos/KSgChh71BrMk6TADA
Let me know if that link works.
The diagram on motor shows capping off the brown with white stripe.
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Ok. The shop told me to cap off (wire nut) the solid Brown and use brown\white on the split capacitor. Should I instead connect solid Brown to split capacitor?
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I'm fine with just buying a separate capacitor - just need proper specs
If you swap them two it should run but if you want you can buy a separate and put one to each side and leave black and white like you have them.
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Darn - wish I wouldn't have clipped off the slide connector ;)Let me see if solid Brown on the cap works.Can you explain what you mean by, "put one to each side"? Specifically, what connections go where. I think I understand but I need to be sure. I am going to go swap the wires and turn things back on. Brb
Do you have another wire nut.
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Yep, I'll cut the brn\white and wire nut it to the slide connector, then wire nut off he brn/white. I that what you are thinking?
Exactly
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Ok, solid brn connected to split capacitor, brn/white not connected to anything. Cross your fingers, or something ;)
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I probably would have saved a lot of time if I had just trusted my gut and not listened to that shop dude. Fan started swiftly and smoothly :)
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thank you so much Ricky!!!!!
Thanks you. Please leave good review.
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