Turned on my AC for the first time this year today, and wasn't getting any movement of cool air. Initially, it seemed like there was some cool-ish air flowing through the registers, but after a half-dozen hours the house was just kind of muggy. Air was flowing through the registers without much force, and it didn't look like the fan blade inside the unit was moving. It's too late tonight now to go out and try to see if the blade can be turned, but I thought I'd check here to see if there are any logical "next steps" or things to check before I call a pro.
When I turn the unit either to the "Fan" or "Auto" position on the thermostat, something inside the unit turns on...don't know whether it would be the compressor or if there's something else in there. But in neither position does the fan turn on. I just turned the breakers off and then back on and tried the thermostat in both positions, but all I ended up with was the same issue...this time I went outside, and the unit had gotten quite warm in the 5 minutes that I had it in the "Fan"/"Auto" positions. It's almost like something is getting bogged down and can't move...hope I didn't burn anything out that wasn't already burnt out!
This unit worked fine last year for the half dozen times that we turned it on over the course of the year. And then it sat idle until today. I've not done much of anything HVAC, but I catch on to things quickly and would be willing to try things if it'll save me on repair call costs (and learn a thing or two in the process).