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  1. #1
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    Angry Spade terminal on Compressor burned away. Any ingenious remedies ?

    I was working on an 8 year old Trane residential a/c today, and discovered the compressors run spade terminal had completely disentigrated on one side and some on the other side ; there isnt enough to push a female connector on it without it vibrating off. Im trying to figure out a way to get a good tight electrical connection on it . Ive thought about using a soldering iron to solder a female terminal in place or a small lug connector that would screw down thereby holding bare wire directly on whats left of the compressors (round) pin . Has anyone come up with a fix that worked in this situation instead of condemning the compressor ? Thanks.

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    There is a terminal repair kit available at most supply houses. It's a brass terminal with setscrew that clamps on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machery View Post
    There is a terminal repair kit available at most supply houses. It's a brass terminal with setscrew that clamps on.
    Thanks...ill have a look in a couple of catalogues.

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    If the terminal has burned off, you'll be back. Putting one of the terminal kits on will buy some time,but that compressors ticket has been punched and it's just waiting for the train to pull into the station.

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    http://www.term-lok.com/

    There is another brand made i can think of the name right now but u can screw it in with a Phillips head much easier. I believe we get them at UR.

  6. #6
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    Qwiklug.

    Easier than termloc, have used both, termloc can be a pain to tighten.

    http://www.qwik.com/qwik-lug.jsp

    I saw them at baker supply today, don't remember where I last bought them, didn't know ur carried them.
    “I am for doing good to the poor, but...I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed...that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”
    ― Benjamin Franklin

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    Quote Originally Posted by allan38 View Post
    Qwiklug.
    Easier than termloc, have used both, termloc can be a pain to tighten.
    http://www.qwik.com/qwik-lug.jsp
    I saw them at baker supply today, don't remember where I last bought them, didn't know ur carried them.
    Qwiklug is what I use, too. I get 'em at Johnstone.

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