After shutting the unit down I found the fan blade to turn but relatively stiff.
Not frozen binding but certainly not ‘free spinning” I know a value judgement a bit but pretty sure the bearings are getting old
being 13 years old and all
Question is. 1)is it still possible to be the run/start capacitor? This was replaced once before.
and 2) how bad is it to run very temporarily w/out the fan.
3)What about a fan, like a box fan as a temporary cooling unit?
One odd educational question:
The shutoff outside that cuts the 220V to the compressor/fan.. Why is there not 110 across each set of fuse contacts?