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Should the outside fan on a Rheem RAKA-024JAZ cycle on and off, I just replaced the fan and cap and fan was running but shut off but compressor was still running the outside temp is supposedly 74 degrees but feels a lot cooler than that to me!  Thanks for your help

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Marty,

As long as your t-stat is calling for cooling, your compressor and outdoor fan runs together , if your outdoor fan shuts off ,the refrigerant pressures will increase very high, and hopefully your outdoor unit should shut off at the high pressure switch, before damage occurs. ( hopefully your unit has a HPS )  if your a DIYer you may have the motor wired wrong or it's not the same size as the original horsepower rating, or amprege rating, or your fan is turning backwards. Something is not right . A lot of replacement motors are reversible.  

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Installation and Troubleshooting, Mechanical and Electrical, in following areas, Refrigeration ( Walk In and Reach In Coolers and Freezers ) Commercial Roof Top and Packaged Heating/Cooling ( Natural Gas,Propane, Electric, and Heat Pumps ) Computer Room Air Conditoning Systems,Commercial Residential Packaged and Split Systems Air Conditoning and Heat Pumps.Warm Air Oil , Natural and Propane Gas Heating systems.

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