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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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#1 HAWKEYE FAN
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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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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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