Carrier Central Air Problem

I am having a problem with my Air Conditioner. The furnace fan blows fine both the inside circuit breaker and outside power switch appear to be on, but the outside air conditioner will not start. It makes a buzzing noise and vibrates but the fan blades on the motor do not turn (so after a few minutes I turn it off fearing that it will burn out the motor). Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Dave
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On 27 May 2006 19:23:51 -0700, dave_93 snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

If you think the fan is not turning even though power is applied, you can take the cover of the fan off and, with the power off, try turning the blades, like with any broken fan. I don't suppose there is an obstruction but who knows?
If the blade turns easily, I'd be surprised but if so, maybe turn the power back on and prod it with a stick, not that I've ever done this but it seems like the next step.
If it doesn't turn easily, I think you need a new motor. These motors don't require oiling, so I don't think oiling it will do any long term good.
The same box has the compressor pump in it, but there's no special reason to think that is bad. Again with the power off but after you ran the the thing for a few seconds, if there is heat coming from the coils surrounding the fan, the compressor is probably fine.

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Compressor PUMP,,,,, give the guy a break.
Sounds more like the contactor is not closing or is chattering.
Call a pro, unless your familiar with power circuits and related safety issues.
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Sounded to me like the contactor is pulling, but the unit isn't getting 220.
If you are VERY sure of your electrical skill, pull the cover off, and see if it's getting power. If there is any doubt, call and AC guy and have him check it out.
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I can diagnose that kind of thing in person, with the right equipment. But, it sounds like it could be any of several things.
From your writing. it sounds like you have litle background in electic. Time to call a repairman. 220 volts will knock you into the afterlife if you're not careful.
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On Mon, 29 May 2006 01:57:33 GMT, "Stormin Mormon"

I shouldn't have replied to this one. Next time I won't. (and you guys were very nice to me, considering my post.)
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mm wrote:

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions/comments. I did end up calling a repair person (I feel pretty comfortable doing basic wiring but I don't know anything about AC). It ended up being the capacitor.
Dave
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