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    Bulging cappy

    Anyone know the reason why the capacitor bulges? I had to replace one on a rooftop recently.


    Also can I use a 440v rated voltage rather than a 370v on a Capacitor? If the unit's voltage is 208-230v

    Thanks for the replies

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    Low voltage is a huge culprit. Yes you can use a 440v rated cap instead of a 370v.
    If you really know how it works, you have an execellent chance of fixin' er up!

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    If you are in the biz,you should know these things .

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    It bulged because the smoke tried to get out of it and couldn't because it was a sealed unit.
    Use the biggest hammer you like, pounding a square peg into a round hole does not equal a proper fit.

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    a buldging run cap is my favorite service call 30 mins and your a hero

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    did a couple last week, keep those turbo 200 univ cap on the truck. They cost more but you save a trip out and back.

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