FIXED AHF30-32TL+d- Allstyle Coil Co. - Can start blower motor by hand, otherwise just hums.

RogerD

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This is an Allstyle Coil Company (Houston TX) ceiling mounted (apartment style) furnace that something fried in a a few days ago.

I am able to get the blower going manually by giving it a nudge in the right direction then it slowly spun up to normal speed. If I did not give it the nudge it just did nothing except hum loudly.

Its like the 'starter' has failed. Is this a capacitor?


Left the fan on instead of auto. Not ideal but we are at record cold temps here.
 

Jake

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Yes Roger, possibly the capacitor. Did you check the capacitor with a analog meter to see if its good?

Jake
 

RogerD

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Hi Jake,

You were right. $5.00 for a new capacitor and back in business. Fan is instant on now, so used to hearing it slowly crank up with the old capacitor that I didn't notice it was going bad.

Thanks for the help.
Roger
 

Jake

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Excellent Roger, glad that was all it was.:)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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