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Heil 5000 home ac, Today fan outside unit fan comes on when

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Heil 5000 home ac
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Today fan outside unit fan comes on when I push contact button but connections spark.
JA: Did you double-check the thermostat? And what about the unit's filters?
Customer: Filter good thermostat cycles
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: For right now yes. I noticed the sparks are lessening the more I tap the contact
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Not sure if compressor is wotking, but are the fan and compressor wired together
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Phil replied 1 month ago.

Hello, does the compressor start along with the fan? If not, its 'run capacitor' might be bad ($50 item). The capacitor is an oval shaped metal tin can looking thing, if its leaking or or swollen its bad for sure. CLICK HERE PLEASE. capacitor is about 10 inches long and and an inch and a half thick, and 4 inches wide.

To go further you will need a multi meter ($30 item).

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