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j66996 08-13-2011 02:44 PM

Goodman CK36-18 problem
My AC has been running almost constantly this summer here in Texas. Today, I noticed the compressor tries to kick in but stops after a seconds. The relay is actuated with voltage on both the line side and compressor side and the cap and contactor were new last fall. Has my compressor bit the dust? Thanks!

BTW The fan runs fine

JJboy 08-13-2011 03:17 PM

You should test the run and start capacitor again

j66996 08-13-2011 03:30 PM

Thanks do I test it?

JJboy 08-13-2011 04:00 PM

Do you have multimeter?

j66996 08-13-2011 04:06 PM

Yes but it doesn't have a capacitance checker on it

JJboy 08-13-2011 04:20 PM

You need one meter with MFD. Radio Shack has very cheap under $10

j66996 08-13-2011 04:22 PM

Thank you, I'll go grab one from work and let you know what I find.

j66996 08-13-2011 05:58 PM

I just checked the cap and it's bad. It's supposed to be 45 and 5 MFD and it reads 6.8 and 5. Thank you so much for your help JJboy!!


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