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    CAPACITOR INSTALLED UPSIDE DOWN

    obviously it work
    any advantage or disadvantage ??

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    The only disadvantage is when it goes bad and the cap bubble up and open it will leak all over.

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    Start cap or run cap?

    The single biggest disadvantage to installing a run cap upside down, is that it is not right side up.
    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

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    dual run
    i saw it in Rheem condenser today

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    do capacitor work same way upside down ??
    what about oil inside ?

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    Capacitors don't care. They have no life.

    Hmmm, a double entendre, I crack myself up. LOL
    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

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    New Rheem are not that bad actually
    except for that cap
    it piss me off LOL

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    I have installed several with the terminals down. Never had any bust and leak as others have mentioned. We try and use quality capacitors, so maybe thats why no issues with ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opey456 View Post
    I have installed several with the terminals down. Never had any bust and leak as others have mentioned. We try and use quality capacitors, so maybe thats why no issues with ours.
    i use Titan HD caps
    good quality, you think they will have issues upside down ??

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    No

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    ive seen plenty come from factory upside down , the caps dont seem to care

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    What if water got in there ?

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    If water gets into the electrical section of any unit, hunt down the last tech and b@tch slap his ass for leaving the cover off

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