start & run capacitors
Does it matter if you change a compactior (start) with a run compactior?
I have gone into to the supplier to find only run compactiors, and I would like to know does it matter.
need more details... What are you trying to do....
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Yes, it does matter. They are not the same.
We usually dicuss technical topics in the pro residential forum.
Pros should post their technical questions there, or in pro commercial, as is appropriate.
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Start caps and run caps might seem like they are similar, but they are very different. If you swap them around you might end up damaging a motor.
Is 'compacitor' what you do to repair a swelled capacitor? Do you use a capacitor compactor?
I even googled it and couldn't find out what a compacitor is!
Originally Posted by bja105
if it didn't matter they wouldn't make both kinds.
Yesterday, 07:35 PM
Originally Posted by t527ed
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: burlington county n.j.
if it didn't matter they wouldn't
make both kinds.
^^^....what he said...^^^
Now that's funny...can't get more "matter of fact"..than that....damn...I might put that under my quotes...
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That's because the corect spelling is compacitior
Originally Posted by chuckcrj
Understand the type/variety of oil has changed....anybody got any info on this?
Last week I replaced an evaporator fan motor in an ancient looking reach in freezer. It was an old GE motor, made in the USA. The replacement I got from Meiers' was also a GE only it was made in China. It failed after less than a week. May have been a coincidence but I'm more inclined to think the 12 year olds making $2/hr and working 15 hour days are slacking.
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Has anyone noticed a pattern in the types of capacitors that are failing prematurely? I changed a 60 MFD @370 run capacitor on a compressor 4 ton. It was drawing 21.7 amps. With new capacitor the amp draw dropped to 14.1. In the last 10 years I have changed 5 times as many capacitors as I did in the 90's.
It's just like everything else, made cheaper to keep the share holders wallets fat.