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AC Out Again!

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by rharse, May 27, 2012.

  1. jmbranch

    jmbranch New Member

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    My condenser fan (outside unit) is not running. Could this be a capacitor?
     
  2. Chsalas

    Chsalas Member

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    Probably. Can you remove the cover on the side and look at the capacitor, if the capacitor looks bulged or is leaking oil, it's toast.
     
  3. pauleyc

    pauleyc Member

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    Often times the capacity doesn't look damaged .. sometimes yes. If the inside unit runs but the outside unit never kicks on .. good chance its the capacitor.
     
  4. superstix

    superstix New Member

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    Yeah, watch out for Modern Mechanical.. they charged us >$400 just to change out our capacitor a couple weeks.. 20 minute job and a tall, tall cost.. buyer beware! Best thing to do is to buy one as a spare (i.e. grainger.com) and replace yourself when needed
     
  5. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    That's egregious - thanks for the warning!
     

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