If you’ve got an air conditioner fan not spinning you might be worried — especially if it’s summer! But there’s no need to fear. You can perform a few simple checks to figure out what’s wrong. Then, call the friendly professionals at Aspire Heating, Cooling, and Electrical to make it right.
The Reasons It Might Be Happening
We’ll get the bad news out of the way first: if your air conditioner’s fan isn’t spinning, it’s unlikely to be something you can fix yourself. But, you can find out a little more about what’s wrong:
- Faulty fan motor or capacitor: If you hear the compressor running but the fan isn’t spinning, this is likely the problem. Try starting the fan by spinning it with a stick. (Don’t use your fingers!) If the fan starts up again, you need your fan motor or capacitor replaced. Turn your system off so you don’t overheat it, then call Aspire.
- Electrical problems or bad compressor: If the compressor isn’t running, the problem may be a little more serious. Electricity may not be coming into the unit. Or, the compressor has failed. Check your breaker; a tripped breaker may indicate that your A/C has an electrical issue. Either problem requires a visit by a professionally trained HVAC installer and electrician.
Air Conditioner Fan Not Spinning – Call Aspire!
No matter what the problem is, the professionals at Aspire can handle it. Local veterans founded Aspire to show our community a better HVAC experience. Our highest commitment is to unquestioned professionalism and community service. That’s why we offer a 10% discount to seniors and veterans.
For critical home HVAC protection, Aspire recommends our maintenance plan. Don’t just react when things go wrong — be proactive and keep your HVAC systems well-maintained. And when the worst does happen, the maintenance plan gives you service when you need it — even after hours.
Got an air conditioner fan not spinning or other HVAC issue? To set up a new maintenance plan or schedule an appointment, call Aspire today at 336-750-6895 or contact us online.