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ChuckieP 11-25-2012 04:59 PM

Heat Pump Capacitor
My outside condenser fan (heat pump) is not working, but it does spin when I turn it by hand. I suspect the capacitor is bad (it is a dual capacitor). If I attempt to replace the capacitor, do I need to take any electrical precautions, except for turning off the breaker? Will the capacitor discharge when I handle it? :(

carmon 11-25-2012 06:26 PM

it might.... wear gloves...or discharge it with a screw driver...... :thumbup:

ChuckieP 11-25-2012 08:01 PM

So, you're saying I should short the terminals with a screwdriver? or ground the terminals to the can with a screwdriver?

NiNe O 11-25-2012 08:03 PM

any insulated tool will work, wear safety glasses.

bob22 11-26-2012 09:06 AM

Obviously, shut off power to the unit before you do so!

ChuckieP 12-03-2012 08:34 AM

Capacitor - Wrapup
Thanks for all the help with my capacitor.
Ordered a replacement capacitor, online, for my Trane Heat Pump.
installed it in 10 minutes;

works like a champ!

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