My air conditioner no longer works and I live in TEXAS!!!!! My initial diagnosis and research has indicated that the fan does not turn on when the compressor starts. The compressor runs for a few minutes and shuts down. I presume this is a self protection process since it is over heating due to the fan not working.
There are some links on fan motors that say there may be a reset switch. This is an older compressor and it does not appear that there is one.
I am thinking about replacing it and it is only $75.00 on Amazon. Do you think this will fix it??? That would be great if it's that easy!!!