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Old 07-20-2021, 01:51 PM   #1
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Default Penguin air conditioner fan

We have a 1998 HiLo and the Dometic Penguin air conditioner won't turn on unless you start the fan by turning it by hand first. Not a good solution when camping.

Is there a source for fan motors? We've tried the internet and they show them but all are out of stock. Does anyone know if they're standard fans or if they're specific to the particular air conditioner.

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prob start capacitor
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Thanks, our son opened it up yesterday and the capacitor didn't seem to be working correctly. I'm ordering another - hope it works!
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should be able to go to Elect supply/or AC Supply and get one
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I know very little about HVAC, but it seems odd to me that the start capacitor would keep the fan from starting. It would certainly stop the compressor from running if defective, but the fan is a fairly low Amperage device. I didn't think the fan relied on the start capacitor at all?

dsaint, I may be wrong about this too, but doesn't your A/C have a fan only setting? Have you tried that? To me, your symptom sounds like a bad fan bearing. Fan motors have very little torque and if there's any resistance to motion when they are starting, they don't turn on their own. But, if you can nudge the fan blades and start them turning, you overcome static friction and the motor's torque increases as the speed of the fan increases, above a standstill.

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