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  1. HVAC
    Installing a hard start cap on my system and want to make sure it’s wired correctly. The instruction card says to connect both leads to the Run Capacitor. As you can see below, it’s wired to the smaller capacitor, which says Motor Run Capacitor on it. Is this correct? And is the larger...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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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