A few minutes ago the fan blade in my AC condenser split down the middle.
I'm assuming it's been cracked/split for a while now and it finally just gave up. It looks simple enough to replace... pull the top cover off, detach existing blade from motor, attach new blade to motor, reassemble, etc.
As far as I can tell everything else is otherwise still intact. The motor was working fine prior to this, and it was turned off within a minute or so of it starting to bang around inside.
My question is this: Is there a chance that it could have damaged something else, or is this somewhat common? It's pretty close to the coolant pipes and I have to think it did hit them as it was breaking apart. I don't see any damage aside from the blade, but I'm not sure I would know what to look for.
I don't mind calling someone in... I just need to know where to start.