AC Fan Not Working? Possible Causes (and Repairs)

In a hot, humid climate like Tampa Bay, Florida, cooling season is almost year-round. This means your air conditioning system is a vital part of your comfort! If you notice that your AC fan isn’t working properly, we can help you troubleshoot the problem.

Your AC unit has two fans: one inside your home that blows the cool air into your home, and one that is outside which blows over the condenser coils in order to release the heat coming from your home’s air. If there is an issue with one of these fans, you AC will not be able to cool the air in your home properly. Let’s take a look at some reasons that your air conditioning fan might be malfunctioning and what you can do to solve the problem!

Common Reasons That Your AC Fan is Not Working

Capacitor Problems

The job of the capacitor is to store up energy which in turn provides power to your air conditioner’s fans. Unfortunately, capacitors can go bad for numerous reasons which will stop one of your AC system’s fans to stop spinning.

A bad capacitor will need to be replaced by a professional AC technician. Call Tampa AC repair company Super Heat & Air today if you think that there is an issue with your AC’s capacitor! 813-322-6823

Contactor Problems

Inside your AC unit is a contactor which is an electrical switch that controls the condenser fan motor and the compressor. Over time, this contactor can go bad, which will restrict the outside fan from working properly which = hot air in your home. This is not something that has an easy DIY fix, so if you notice that your AC unit’s outside fan is not working properly, call in Super Heat & Air to troubleshoot and fix the issue!

Burnt Out Motor

Due to prolonged or continuous use, the fan motors in your AC system go through a lot of wear and tear. They can even burn out when they are under too much stress. This can be an expensive issue to fix, and can often be avoided by proper AC maintenance. A burnt-out motor requires professional repair or even a replacement of your AC system depending on its age and condition.

Further Reading: Can Regular AC Maintenance Save You Money?

Loose or Broken Belt

Older AC systems have belt-powered fans which can become loose or break over time. This will cause the fan to stop spinning properly. This can easily be repaired, but if your system is that old, it is probably a good time for an upgrade!

Unit Not Receiving Power

Some AC fan problems might be caused by a power issue rather than anything wrong with the fan itself. Various parts of your air conditioning system can overheat which will trip your breaker and force the AC to shut down. This has an easy fix! You can just switch the breaker back on and voila! You’ll have cool air again! However, if this is a common issue with your system, call the pros at Super Heat & Air to troubleshoot any problems before they become a bigger issue!

Related Reading: Why Is My AC Running But Not Cooling?

Call the Pros At Super Heat & Air

Any changes in the performance of your AC system warrants a visit of a certified technician from Tampa AC repair company Super Heat & Air. If you think that there is an issue with the fans in your system, give us a call 24/7 and we will get to your house super fast to diagnose and fix any issues! Once you’ve scheduled a heating or air conditioning repair service with Super Heat & Air, we’ll be at your home within one hour or your service is free! Call us today! 813-322-6823