Quote Originally Posted by JWB View Post
so I meter the start caps when diagnosing and find some of them bad, I sometimes reuse the existing pot relay and just change the cap. Keep some in my van. Usually the relay is still good. Anyone object to this, I am talking about getting a compressor up and running when it just won't start.......meter goes up and then down on a start cap, I crimp a terminal end on the resistor and reconnect to the terminal when done. What would happen if the resistor was left unattached?
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