The compressor continues to run (noisy), but then goes off on "overload" (switch) I assume. Interestingly, when I ran the tests again, the compressor did not turn on. Fired it back up later to diagnose and the condenser and fan come on. If the fan isn’t shutting off there could be several reasons. Soon after the compressor will start for 7 seconds. Defrost heater/Bi-metal - unable to tell. Fan continued to run. Condenser Fan Motor Runs Fine, Then Shuts Down My (Bryant) outside condenser/compressor unit looks rather old, and we've been in the house for 16 years. I shut the unit off to keep the compressor from burning up. I checked the condenser fan motor and found that the motor spins freely with no bearing noise. Once that motor quits then warm air blows through the vents. I have a central a/c unit outside of the house. After a while when the fan came on the pump came on and the system seems to still be working after 45 min. The next time it starts, observe the operation of the fan. 3. When the compressor starts, the condenser fan motor will start and run for 10-15 minutes, then stop running. Shuts right back off. The only problem we have is when the outside air temp gets up into the 90 degrees+ range (when we need the A/C the most), the condenser fan shuts … It then turns off. We look at the outside unit, one of two scenarios: either the fan is running and the condenser is quite hot with the big copper line no longer cold, or the fan is not running and the compressor is hot, line no longer cold. Fan ran for 5-10 minutes and shut down again. 5. if your condenser fan runs when the thermostat is off, and then stops once your turn the thermostat to cool, and the compressor starts, move the fan wire going to the defrost circuitry to L1 so you get 220V on the fan motor. The compressor continues to run. I also tried running it in AC mode vs. heat mode and the fan still shuts down so I don't think it has anything to do with the defrost cycle. Compressor and Condenser fan motor - they turned on - BUT, the compressor turned off after about five seconds. I felt the side of the condenser and it was getting hot but obviously the fan was not pulling the heat off the coils. The fan motor will restart after it cools. Before the fan came on the pump came on for a while. IF the fan starts operating correctly, something in the defrost circuitry is bad - either sensor or board. Fan motor will restart no problem (but then shut down again after another 10 to 15. I had a repair man come out a month or 2 ago and he replaced the blower motor and capacitor. When I plug the fridge in, the condenser fan comes on within 10 seconds and then stays on. When I turn it on it blows cold air through the vents, but after ten minutes (sometimes more, sometimes less depending on outdoor temperature) the condenser fan motor shuts down. The fan motor housing seems very hot. The ac will cool for an hour or so, dropping the temp 4-5 degrees, then we check the tstat and the temp has risen a degree. If the compressor is operating, then you may have some seized bearings in the fan motor. He … From what I can see it's either the capacitor or the fan motor. If the fridge is left plugged in, the compressor will then cycle on for 7 seconds every minute or … Evaporator fan motor - it turned on 4. I'm not sure if the actual outside unit kicks on, but I can hear the blower turn on inside. Thermostat Issues A common reason a condenser fan is continually running within a refrigerator is the thermostat. Reply-DF: At the start of the cooling season a year ago the fan would not start. 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