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Thread: Capacitor question
06-05-2012, 07:45 PM #14Professional Member
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- Feb 2007
- Central NJ
any dual cap should be replaced if one side is bad. if you have to get one for each fan/compressor they need to share a common. it almost sounds like the compressor cap side was week or went dead and it opened on thermal overload or the fan stopped running on a call for cooling causing thermal overload. high amps during operation will expose potential weak/dead cap(s).You have to pay your due's before you pay the rent!
06-05-2012, 08:11 PM #15
Essentially, a "run" cap is a kind of a start cap, and we call it a "run" because it STAYS in the circuit while the unit RUNs. It is designed to stay in the circuit according to the design of the start windings, and the fact that it is oil filled, and can take the heat.
A START cap is only in the circuit while the motor STARTS. It is removed using a relay of some type. It is a dry cap, and cannot take the heat of staying in the circuit like the run cap can.
Hope that helps.
My bet is united sold the OP a defective replacement cap.
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06-05-2012, 08:42 PM #19
Back to the United on the Black Horse Pike in Mt. Ephraim, I presume....
06-05-2012, 08:53 PM #20You need to put the phone down and get back to work!