We've got a Frigidaire room air conditioner that's on the fritz. It came with
our house, so I have no idea how old it is, but it looks pretty new. It has a
remote, if that's any indication of its age.
At any rate, the fan doesn't turn when the unit is switched on. The motor
hums, but the fan doesn't turn. If you start the fan by hand, the unit works,
but this is not a practical or safe solution. I took the unit apart to see if
there are any lube points, and I couldn't see any. Have any ideas on what to
do? If I can't do a home repair, do I call for service, bring it somewhere (it
weighs a ton) or just buy a new one?
Thanks in advance,
email@example.com (AuralFeast) wrote in message
Bad fan motor, or bad run capacitor are suspect.
Not all have them...
I'd never replace it until you see if this unit can be repaired and
the cost, then you can go from there...repair or replace.
Taking it in for someone to check is cheaper than having someone come
to your home to check it...saves the service charges.
Appliance Repair Aid
I've had that problem a couple of times in my life. The fan motor needs to
be replaced as the bearings are on the way out. You can buy a new motor for
less than an new AC. If you can't find it locally, go to
I did one last year. Took about an hour. You will need some hand tools,
wrench, pliers, screwdriver, etc, plus some patience to get it all together.
There is always some stupid clip or fastener that does not come apart easily
or go back together easily.
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