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    Start Relay and Start Capacitor for Freidrich

    This new wall unit had the rotary compressor burn out after one year
    Evidently there is an electrical problem.I want to install start gear,Start relay and Start Capacitor,INSTEAD of a off the shelf hard start pack on the replacement compressor
    Freidrich and Johnstone offered very little help.I am unable to determine the manufacturer of the compressor
    I want to match it with the correct relay and Capacitor
    Capacity 36,000 BTU 208 Volts Single Phase @ R410 A
    Friedrich Compressor # 617 171 32
    Friedrich Wall AC Unit# SL36M30A

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    Quote Originally Posted by techservices View Post
    Evidently there is an electrical problem.I want to install start gear,Start relay and Start Capacitor,INSTEAD of a off the shelf hard start pack on the replacement compressor
    Freidrich and Johnstone offered very little help.I am unable to determine the manufacturer of the compressor

    Friedrich Compressor # 617 171 32
    Friedrich Wall AC Unit# SL36M30A

    The 61717132 number is a compressor Kit number, which includes the compressor and a few other items.

    The older "L" (modifier code) units had a potential relay and start capacitor on them, but these newer "M" series, don't.

    Looking at the parts list for this unit, there is no OEM hard start kit for this compressor, which I think is an LG compressor.

    Your best bet is to just install a 5-2-1 U1 compressor saver.
    Instead of learning the tricks of the trade, learn the trade.

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    The kit includes a run capacitor
    Thanks much ,will go with the hard start device

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    Pulled the unit out of wall today
    Initially compressor would attempt to start
    but would make a grinding noise and cut out
    The threaded grommets that the compressor mounting bolts screw into
    broke off.The mounting bolts eventually came out.Compressor vibration
    broke the suction line/oil trap.The compressor continued to run,until I gather it lost all its oil
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