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Condenser Fan Stopped Working?

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In the heat of summer, air conditioning care is among the highest priority for homeowners. When the condenser fan in your air conditioner stops working, it can put an unfortunate halt on your summer plans.

Select Home Warranty provides coverage on central cooling and heating systems, providing you with coverage when the condenser fan no longer works. The cost to repair or replace your condenser fan is covered according to your terms so that you owe a modest day-of service fee and we coordinate a professional to diagnose and fix the issue.



Air Conditioning Home Warranty Coverage

Home warranties allow homeowners to quickly and easily place a claim when a covered area of the home experiences a breakdown. Finding the right professional to fix a mechanical home issue can be tough, and we connect you to our nation-wide network of qualified service technicians to service your air conditioner in a timely manner.

Select Home Warranty covers the following mechanical parts for central air conditioning systems:

  • Condenser fan motors
  • Compressors
  • Condensers
  • Thermostats
  • Capacitors
  • Relays
  • Contactors
  • Pressure switches
  • Thermistor
  • Cut in switches
  • Transformers
  • Start Assist
  • Defrost boards
  • Blower motors

Condenser Troubleshooting

When your condenser stops working, your air conditioner overheats. You will notice symptoms of a stressed or broken condenser before your HVAC fails.

Condenser Fan Motors

When the condenser fan motor is nearing a breakdown, you’ll notice the following signs:

  • Pushed air is no longer cool.
  • The HVAC cuts out unexpectedly.
  • Strange noises will come from your HVAC as it is stressed.
  • Burning smells may be experienced in your home.
  • Your HVAC may condensate more than usual with a puddle outside.

Place a claim as soon as possible to prevent your HVAC from reaching a total breakdown. Prevention is always better than fixing a critical issue.

Condenser Fan Blades

Condenser fan blades push air from your HVAC and into your air ducts. When this part of your cooling system acts up, you will notice the following signs:

  • Condenser fan blades push air from your HVAC and into your air ducts. When this part of your cooling system acts up, you will notice the following signs:
  • Rattling, humming or buzzing noises as the fan does not spin correctly.
  • Your fan blades are clearly too slow when monitoring your HVAC.
  • Cool air is not pushed through to your air ducts, but your HVAC otherwise operates fine.

Condenser fan blades serve an important function in pushing cold air into your home. Broken fan blades can further stress your HVAC and cause deeper issues if not addressed correctly.

How to Prevent Condenser Problems

Preventing issues with your condenser is required through simple maintenance. Follow these steps to avoid issues with your central air condenser:

  1. Remove grass and growth around your HVAC unit. Be sure weeds and bushes are not blocking air flow to your cooling system from outside.
  2. Be sure your HVAC unit is level on the ground and the machine is not stressed by uneven ground. This may be an installation issue if your HVAC is relatively new or if this is your first summer using it. You may also have terrain issues affecting the ground of your property that must be addressed.
  3. Gently clean the coils on your HVAC to remove dust and seasonal debris, and wipe down your condenser fan blades while cleaning without removing parts of the HVAC. This is routine, light seasonal cleaning between your scheduled annual or bi-annual maintenance.

Are you worried your cooling system may break down one day? Get a FREE QUOTE today to start comparing home warranty coverage for your cooling system. Call us to learn more: 860-288-4791