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    What do you not do when you find the "herm" wire burned off of a run capacitor?, no multiple choice here, you can add what you should do first before attempting a repair if you like.



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    Dont touch the terminals on that cap til its been discharged

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    Did you learn the hard way too?

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    Originally posted by swampfox
    Did you learn the hard way too?
    Yep. You havent lived til youve been bit by a cap!

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    the snap is scary enough when you discharge one

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    Yep, I had one the other day that sounded like an M-80 going off

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    Ahem... An open start winding on the motor can do the same thing. Leave a cap in a charged condition.
    Is this a Fabreze moment? C.Y.D. I'm voting white elephant. 2’.
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    Ahem... An open start winding on the motor can do the same thing. Leave a cap in a charged condition.


    so isnt it a good idea to put a resistor across the terminals of a run cap to bleed off that charge ?

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    Originally posted by ct2
    Ahem... An open start winding on the motor can do the same thing. Leave a cap in a charged condition.


    so isnt it a good idea to put a resistor across the terminals of a run cap to bleed off that charge ?
    An old screwdriver is my remedy

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    Originally posted by joker1
    Originally posted by ct2
    Ahem... An open start winding on the motor can do the same thing. Leave a cap in a charged condition.


    so isnt it a good idea to put a resistor across the terminals of a run cap to bleed off that charge ?
    An old screwdriver is my remedy

    Shorting a capacitor with a screwdriver or a wire can discharge the capacitor too fast and damage it. Use a resistor!


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