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Check the microfarad rating on your A/C capacitor now or better yet just replace the capacitor.
Posted by: hvac man ()
Date: April 30, 2022 01:41PM

Ever since the EPA banned PCB's capacitor reliability has gone downhill. If you call a real hvac company to replace your capacitor they will charge you at least 400 dollars. You can buy a new capacitor for the outdoor unit for 25 bucks or less from Amazon and watch a couple youtubes to learn how to do it. A new capacitor for the indoor fan is usually 6 to 8 dollars from Amazon. If your capacitor is more than 5 years old there is a 90% chance it is weak.
Remember to turn off the power and discharge the capacitors to ground with a scrap of insulated wire before you touch it.

Re: Check the microfarad rating on your A/C capacitor now or better yet just replace the capacitor.
Posted by: Chilled Salad Fork ()
Date: April 30, 2022 02:05PM

Finally! Some useful information from this web board.

Re: Check the microfarad rating on your A/C capacitor now or better yet just replace the capacitor.
Posted by: Louie Chevrolet ()
Date: April 30, 2022 02:33PM

hvac man Wrote:
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> Ever since the EPA banned PCB's capacitor
> reliability has gone downhill. If you call a real
> hvac company to replace your capacitor they will
> charge you at least 400 dollars. You can buy a new
> capacitor for the outdoor unit for 25 bucks or
> less from Amazon and watch a couple youtubes to
> learn how to do it. A new capacitor for the indoor
> fan is usually 6 to 8 dollars from Amazon. If your
> capacitor is more than 5 years old there is a 90%
> chance it is weak.
> Remember to turn off the power and discharge the
> capacitors to ground with a scrap of insulated
> wire before you touch it.


I will pay the 400. I fucked with a capacitor once. I got the shit knocked out of me and burned my hand and my cock.

Re: Check the microfarad rating on your A/C capacitor now or better yet just replace the capacitor.
Posted by: capacitors are fun! ()
Date: April 30, 2022 03:28PM

we used to blow them up in physics class.

Re: Check the microfarad rating on your A/C capacitor now or better yet just replace the capacitor.
Posted by: nice solid bruh ! ()
Date: April 30, 2022 04:26PM

thanks and lets go brandon !

Re: Check the microfarad rating on your A/C capacitor now or better yet just replace the capacitor.
Posted by: 45rtj645 ()
Date: May 01, 2022 05:33PM

hvac man Wrote:
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> Ever since the EPA banned PCB's capacitor
> reliability has gone downhill. If you call a real
> hvac company to replace your capacitor they will
> charge you at least 400 dollars. You can buy a new
> capacitor for the outdoor unit for 25 bucks or
> less from Amazon and watch a couple youtubes to
> learn how to do it. A new capacitor for the indoor
> fan is usually 6 to 8 dollars from Amazon. If your
> capacitor is more than 5 years old there is a 90%
> chance it is weak.
> Remember to turn off the power and discharge the
> capacitors to ground with a scrap of insulated
> wire before you touch it.

THAT'S TOTAL BULLSHIT

DIY'ERS ARE STEERED BY CHINESE ADS TO REPLACE THE CAPACITOR WHEN IT'S NOT BAD

THEY ARE THEN ALSO TOLD TO BUY "HARD START ELECTRONICS" WITH THE CAPACITOR IF THEIR UNIT APPEARS NOT TO BE WORKING - which is the least likely thing wrong with it. the chinese are total scam artists

it is true you can test a capacitor replace it if it's old


it's spam to bump trillion dollar news to tell people to do something that is a sure waste of time and money:

to replace it even if it's not bad

WHICH as i said comes with chinese adds you need "hard start electronics" which they claim will be more efficient even if your unit "isn't damaged"

WHICH btw, the pros say, isn't true. it's a chinese lie


Re: Check the microfarad rating on your A/C capacitor now or better yet just replace the capacitor.
Posted by: 34h534 ()
Date: May 01, 2022 05:34PM

Louie Chevrolet Wrote:
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> hvac man Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Ever since the EPA banned PCB's capacitor
> > reliability has gone downhill. If you call a
> real
> > hvac company to replace your capacitor they
> will
> > charge you at least 400 dollars. You can buy a
> new
> > capacitor for the outdoor unit for 25 bucks or
> > less from Amazon and watch a couple youtubes to
> > learn how to do it. A new capacitor for the
> indoor
> > fan is usually 6 to 8 dollars from Amazon. If
> your
> > capacitor is more than 5 years old there is a
> 90%
> > chance it is weak.
> > Remember to turn off the power and discharge
> the
> > capacitors to ground with a scrap of insulated
> > wire before you touch it.
>
>
> I will pay the 400. I fucked with a capacitor
> once. I got the shit knocked out of me and burned
> my hand and my cock.


DROP DEAD G2 - MAY YOU ROT IN HELL

Re: Check the microfarad rating on your A/C capacitor now or better yet just replace the capacitor.
Posted by: 34HY5434 ()
Date: May 01, 2022 05:35PM

capacitors are fun! Wrote:
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> we used to blow them up in physics class.

WE CAN EASILY PUT THAT TO THE TEST

we all know your a fucking gov thief from a foreign country and never actually graduated anything

you did NOT "attend physics" class

Re: Check the microfarad rating on your A/C capacitor now or better yet just replace the capacitor.
Posted by: 343h54 ()
Date: May 01, 2022 05:40PM

banned PCB's capacitor ....

CAUSES BIRTH DEFECTS and spinal deformation

the new capacitors are fine last decades - it's absolutely untrue anyone gives a crap about pcb

also - high quality alternatives are available - it's just no one wants to pay for them or even look for them - not worth the effort since today's are cheap, can be found made in the usa, and long lasting

Re: Check the microfarad rating on your A/C capacitor now or better yet just replace the capacitor.
Posted by: 34y35h54 ()
Date: May 01, 2022 05:42PM

I have spinal curvature - it could be from PCB - i was in areas that "had to be cleaned up"

Re: Check the microfarad rating on your A/C capacitor now or better yet just replace the capacitor.
Posted by: Louie Chevrolet ()
Date: May 02, 2022 06:27AM

Replace your capacitor even if it is not bad. If you let the capacitor fail on its own it can cause your compressor to burn up and that will really cost you.

Re: Check the microfarad rating on your A/C capacitor now or better yet just replace the capacitor.
Posted by: Onelessthing2worryabout ()
Date: May 02, 2022 12:14PM

hvac man Wrote:
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> If you call a real
> hvac company to replace your capacitor they will
> charge you at least 400 dollars.

I had them replace my capacitor last year and it cost about $50. It was done as part of the spring maintenance check. I knew at the time I could do it myself for about $20, but the guy was there anyways. The guys who charge you $400 for replacing a capacitor are the guys who are making a special trip to your house to replace the capacitor.

Re: Check the microfarad rating on your A/C capacitor now or better yet just replace the capacitor.
Posted by: I think I got fucked ()
Date: August 06, 2022 11:43AM

My capacitor exploded Thursday morning. Guy from a big company came out yesterday and replaced it for $467 including the service call. He also tried like hell to sell me a whole new heat pump.

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