A/C unit fixed! -Thanks to this forum!

Old 10-06-13, 04:42 PM
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A/C unit fixed! -Thanks to this forum!

Recently my A/C condenser quit running for no apparent reason. Having a fair amount of mechanical experience and plenty of tools, I did the first thing anyone should do: consult doityourself.com !

After searching thru a bunch of threads that sounded real similar to my problem, I did the 'fan spin w/ stick' test, (it started) and tested the Contactor (it functioned fine) and came to the conclusion that the Capacitor was worth a gamble on replacing.

A trip to the nearby CC Dickson Supply and I had a new $10.08 capacitor. Installed it and it's ran fine ever since.

FYI for rookies like me: If the top of the capacitor is 'bulged' up like this one, it's bad. It should be flat across the top.

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I'd like to offer a big thank you to the huge bank of knowledge that contributes to this forum. What a great resource of information! I can't thank you enough.

Old 10-07-13, 10:33 AM
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I learned about the capacitor from this great forum too. You should look into Hard Start Kit for your capacitor. Also, keep in mind that the blower also has a capacitor too if you ever run into trouble in the future.

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