ac fan not turning on

So, do you have an AC fan not turning on properly? We are going to go ahead and assume that you do, because who searches that for the fun it? If you are, no judgement from us. This AC fan question is the exact sort of thing that we actually question on a near-daily basis! Fortunately, we don’t just wonder about it. Our diligent experts know how to fix it!

How to Fix an AC Fan Not Turning On

Since we enjoy sharing the knowledge we have gained through the years, here are some steps that you can take. First, can you hear the outdoor compressor? In other words, is the outdoor unit making noise as if it’s on? (If it’s silent as well, skip to the next paragraph.) When the outdoor compressor is working but the fan isn’t spinning, this may mean that you have a faulty capacitor. As a result, your fan isn’t getting the jolt it needs to start. Carefully, try nudging the fan with a stick. Although it’s not a permanent fix, at least you may be able to get it moving again. Keep in mind, you still need to contact someone to replace the capacitor.

Most importantly, if you can’t get the fan to run, turn OFF the entire unit. Leaving it on can damage the compressor, quadrupling repair costs.

If both the fan AND outdoor compressor are not moving, this signals that no power is getting to your unit. Or, it could mean that the compressor contactor needs repair. Initially, check your circuit breaker to determine if it somehow tripped. If this is the case, turn off the AC at the thermostat. Then, reset the breaker. Finally, turn the AC back on. Furthermore, if the scenario re-occurs, check with a professional.

If you’ve tried the above and you still have an AC fan not turning on properly, give us a call!

Aspire Solves and Prevents Problems

Keep in mind, our fully-licensed technicians at Aspire Heating, Cooling & Electrical are well-versed in all models of systems. This includes heat pumps and ductless units. Moreover, with a full inventory of replacement parts, we resolve issues quickly and without multiple service calls. Plus, we have great news for our Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Bermuda Run and Advance customers! Now, we are offering our FREE overtime service—previously only accessible to maintenance plan members—to everyone! As a result, we’re always available to get your repair done correctly and quickly!

Important to realize, maintenance is crucial even if you don’t need a repair. For one thing, keeping your unit in top notch condition stops small problems before they become big…and, costly. Additionally, an air-conditioner running at its best saves you money on electricity and increases its lifespan.

So, consider a seasonal maintenance package and start enjoying:

  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Minimal monthly costs
  • More consistent temperature
  • Restored sound levels
  • Management of warranty requirements
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

Today, ask for a free quote and let us help you keep cool: 336-936-9111.

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