My outside condenser fan quit running, so I tested the capacitor, and got nothing on the meter. The cap that was in there was a 35/7.5. The closest one I could find at the time was a 50/7.5. Now that the new capacitor is installed the fan runs, but it is taking a very long time for it to cool down the house. It will not get below 75 even though the thermostat is set to 68, for testing.
I was thinking that it may be low on refrigerant, but it cooled fine before the capacitor went bad. I don't have any gauges to check pressures.
Would the difference in the capacitor cause this, and is it safe to continue to run the condenser with that capacitor?
Installed the new correct capacitor, and cleaned out the condenser coils. Also had an HVAC person check the charge, which was fine. Now the unit is working perfect.
Thank you to everyone that has helped.