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  1. Electrical
    Can the reduction in starting surge amps be predicted? I saw a Youtube where a guy used a good clamp meter before and after installing a hard start cap. on his 3 ton A/C unlt. Surge amps went from 77 down to about 54. Not sure if I'd even be in the ballpark by doing the math for our 5 ton based...
  2. Appliances
    Hey guys, So, I've decided to try to trouble shoot and fix this unit myself. Problem: Refrigerator and Freezer are not getting cold (Maytag MBF1956HES) - The lights and fans are working fine. What I've done so far: I checked the Start / Overload relay and it was rattling. I took it...
  3. HVAC
    I have a Comfortmaker 10 that's been here longer than I have, so it's more than 10 yrs old. The landlord has looked after it until recently, now it's on me. A while back the outside fan motor began to have trouble spinning. I could give it a "push-start", and it would then kick in and accelerate...
  4. HVAC
    Recently, our A/C broke. A shorted compressor motor in the outside condenser unit was to blame. It is a Goodman CKL42-1A, which uses a Copeland compressor and we engaged an A/C serviceman who does weekend work to swap it out and get it working correctly. The installation has been less than...
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