My compressor locked up according to my tech and he said he could add a hard start kit and that it works 75% of the time. He already replaced the regular cap and that didn't help. I feel like he should have known if it was the cap or not before swapping it out, but what do I know. Figured he could test it with his meters for ohms or farrads. I'm ok with him trying it, but I'm curious which one to use? He said I could order it myself if I want, so he's not trying to get a markup on the part itself. I have 3 ton unit I believe.
Model number is:
American Standard/Trane - 2A7B3036A1000AA
He recommended a 5-2-1 unit found here:
Reading reviews I see this:
"This kit is great for any type compressor (scroll or reciprocating). Easy to install & will not harm compressor windings because of the lower capacitor rating (88-108uf). (If you need a Hard Start kit to try to free a stuck compressor you will need a kit with a much higher uf rating.)"
So since my compressor is supposedly stuck, would I want something with a higher uf rating? He said higher uf could damage it in the long run. I know nothing about this and kind of trust him, but figure pros on this site would know better than I would. Thanks for any help.