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Old 07-23-2011, 07:48 AM   #1
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2003 Whirlpool side by side refrigerater

This unit keeps blowing the starting capacitor for the compressor.

Thus far, in the 8 years I have had it, I have replaced 4 starting capacitors. It uses a Packard # PMJ88 88-108 MFD 125V capacitor.

Is there any other fix other than continuing to replace the same capacitor?

Thank you for your help


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Old 07-23-2011, 07:57 AM   #2
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Do you keep replacing it or does a technician?

I would be trying to find out why?


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Old 07-23-2011, 08:22 AM   #3
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I can tell you that in over 20 years of refrigerator repairs, I have not once replaced a start capacitor because it was bad. Post the model of your refrig as most refrig do not even use a start capacitor.
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Never saw one go. but that's way too high for a refrig. should be -/+ 10-15uf.
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:30 AM   #5
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I have replaced many of those 88-108 start caps. Most around 30 years ago. Actually carried them on the truck.

Check the amps to compressor. Must be a old unit.
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