Fan turning slowly but freely?!? Help!

dmiller12

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COOVERT (Whirlpool) Model CVACM062XLO room air conditioner. 5000 BTU.
Came home yesterday with the fan spinning extremely slowly. I thought the motor was stiff and starting to seize and proceeded to shut it off. I could see the fan slowly spin to a stop. It was not binding at all! It's as if the fan motor wasn't getting enough voltage to spin at the right speed. I can spin the fan freely with my finger with absolutely NO binding at all. Compressor appears to be working fine. Any ideas? I like this little unit and would hate to have to trash it because of something that is possibly simple to fix.

Kind regards!
 

jeff1

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Hi,

Model CVACM062XLO
Closest that would work for me ( online ) was CVAC062XL0

Came home yesterday with the fan spinning extremely slowly


Check the run capacitor, if shorted this can do that to the fan motor.

Capacitor

jeff.
 

dmiller12

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Would this effect the fan and not the compressor? Just wondering. I wasn't sure if they used a capacitor on the fan only. Thanks!
 

jeff1

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It can yes....they ( compressor and fan motor ) share a capacitor which is 2 caps builts into one body.

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