Hello there experts, I need some advice here. On my outside A/C unit, I noticed the larger copper line was frosted and the condensor fan was not running. This is on a Luxaire HABA-F048SA. I shut it down immediately. Did some poking aound and had my 230 VAC on the fan and compressor terminals. Also had the 24VAC from the t-stat. I ohmed out the phases of the fan motor and got 58 ohms on one phase and 72 ohms on another. Don't know if that is in range or not, but at least is was not shorted or open. So I replaced the dual capacitor. The unit fired right up. Do these caps usually go bad? Is this a sign that the fan motor or compressor might be failing and either one damaged the capacitor? The unit is 11 years old.
Thanks in advance for your time/input,