Running cap die every year


Old 07-14-10, 09:24 PM
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Running cap die every year

Hi all:

Last year, I hired a professional to replace my running cap. This year the cap die again. I replaced it myself. Does anyone know why the cap would die annually like that. The cap blown after first few days of summer season
Old 07-15-10, 07:12 AM
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Check the motor nameplate for the correct cap....possibly be the wrong rating..
Old 07-15-10, 08:02 AM
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You can substitute a cap with a higher voltage rating than the ones that crap out. Keep the uF the same, but jack up the voltage rating. With a higher voltage rating, the cap should last longer.

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