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slash5bmw 07-19-2012 11:43 AM

trane condenser - Is that a hard start kit?
 
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I told my brother to install a 5-2-1 compressor saver on his trane condenser but I think it already has one. Look at the black cylinder on the bottom left.

Is that a hard start kit?

Thx.

Slash

scottmcd9999 07-19-2012 01:16 PM

The black cylinder is the start CAPACITOR. The white relay just above it is the start RELAY. Together they make up what some term a "start kit", and certainly not a "compressor saver".

They can be replaced, of course. You should replace both items at the same time. Generally you can get exact replacements at most well stocked HVAC houses.

However, if the unit does not have a start kit, and the compressor has no trouble starting, there is no reason to install a hard start kit.

kb3ca 07-20-2012 01:05 PM

Yes, that is a Trane OEM start kit.


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