Air Conditioner Fan Replacement, A Step By Step Guide


With our air conditioner fan replacement guide, you can do it yourself and save. The typical cost for an hvac service company to perform this task would be over $300. Our guide will walk you through the process of diagnosis, motor selection, and replacement.


**NOTE** Only you can assess your ability to perform this task. This is a guide and cannot provide all of the details for every situation.


If you suspect the condenser fan motor is bad you should check to be sure before you replace it. Begin your diagnosis by shutting the power off to the air conditioner.

Common Motor Problems


Next, you should check to see if the fan blade spins freely. If it does not, the motor should be replaced. If the blade spins freely, you should feel the motor to see if it is hot.


If the motor is hot, you should check it's run capacitor using our handy guide and replace it as necessary. If the run capacitor was bad, you should allow the fan motor to cool. Then you can turn the unit back on and see if the motor starts and comes up to speed. If the fan fails to start or does not run at full speed, it should be replaced.

Replacement Motor Selection


The next step, in air conditioner fan replacement, is to select the proper replacement motor. This is also a good time to consider a money saving upgrade for your air conditioner.


All motors have a model/manufacturers number on them. You can usually find an exact replacement with that number.


If you are unable to find an exact replacement, you can usually use a universal replacement. Here is what you should look for and match:


Air Conditioner Fan Replacement