Skip to main content

Questions tagged [capacitor]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
2 answers
93 views

Why isn't my wine cooler powering on?

I recently saw a wine cooler on Kijiji for free. New, it costs $1700. I figured I'd pick it up and try fixing it. Right now, it does not start up at all when plugged in. The displays are unlit, no ...
cam2323's user avatar
  • 51
0 votes
1 answer
52 views

Two 40uF to equal 80uF capacitor for AC unit

BACKGROUND: I bought a place that has an older Armstrong Concept 1200; I know nothing about it other than the fact that the unit ran fine last year; winter came, and I disconnected the power for ...
Charlie's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
26 views

What would be a compatible capacitor? [closed]

Hello I have a capacitor I need to replace and can’t find a part to replace it are there any other options This is what I have cbb60 55uf +-5 300vac 50/60hz 25/70/21 2 wire I dont know much about them....
Steven Jones's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
48 views

Could replacing capacitor have caused a leak in my whole house AC unit? [closed]

My 10-year old whole house AC unit has a leak. The capacitor was replaced 10 months ago. Could the act of replacing have caused the leak?
Gramma B's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
61 views

How to determine the proper capacitor for my air conditioner unit? Tech claimed the one installed is wrong

tl;dr - What should I be searching for in documentation to find the correct capacitor for my outdoor AC unit or what inputs do I use to calculate the appropriate capacitor? My AC has an intermittent ...
HelpEric's user avatar
  • 521
0 votes
0 answers
24 views

Bonaire Durango Window Evaporative Swamp Cooler 4500E (2022) High speed only works. Last year all ok--Low, Med and High. Capacitor? Easy to replace?

Bonaire Durango Window Cooler 4500E (2022) High is only working speed, Last year was fine-Low, Medium and High. Capacitor? Easy to replace yourself? I just cleaned it and removed control knob when I ...
Mary Candace's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
100 views

CBB60 Motor Run Capacitor Wiring

I recently went out and bought a CBB60 motor run capacitor to replace the one that came with my lawnmower. I just wanted to ask, how would I go about wiring the capacitor up. The capacitor that I got ...
Jesse's user avatar
  • 3
0 votes
0 answers
65 views

Are these capacitors hooked up correctly?

I have a single phase 220 volt Chinese motor that starts and runs but has no power and heats up very fast. I am wondering if the capacitors are hooked up correctly?
Ronald's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
13 views

AC blower after changing capacitor

My ac blower was not turning on last night. I changed the capacitor and the blower turned on. The ac ran fine for maybe a couple hours and the blower is not running again.
Robert's user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
1 answer
516 views

Can anyone explain how to wire a CBB61 capacitor to a UK power supply?

I have a single phase electric motor which connects to the 240v mains power supply through a CB661 2 connection capacitor (pictured below). The plug has the usual blue, brown, and yellow/green wires, ...
James Hamilton's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
30 views

How can I test a potential relay on my AC

My starter capacitor failed so I installed another one and it failed also.I was told if the relay failed it could blow the capacitor. I tested the relay and it is normally closed, how can I test it to ...
Mirage's user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
0 answers
46 views

diagnose pool motor will not run

My pool motor (Haywood 1.0 HP Super Pump) stopped working a few days ago. At the time it was humming when power was on so I figured it was the start capacitor. I ordered a new one and checked the pump ...
gnicko's user avatar
  • 5,605
1 vote
1 answer
3k views

Which specs matter when replacing a fan capacitor?

I'm trying to repair a 14-year old ceiling fan that runs slow. Capacitors sound like a common problem. What I'm not sure is which replacement capacitor is best. Here's photos of this fan's capacitor ...
cr0's user avatar
  • 1,375
0 votes
2 answers
476 views

Why do I see 3 capacitors in AC compressor?

Helping my dad get ahead of a capacitor going out by just making sure he has one on hand. (Current ones are 10+ years old). Anyway I’m going to attach an image of what was inside. Ignore the start ...
MZawg's user avatar
  • 267
1 vote
3 answers
738 views

What Size Bleeder Resistor for Run Capacitor?

What size bleeder resistor is best for a Run Capacitor, 440V AC, Microfarad 30, 60/50hz ? The AC unit is a Trane Executive BTD736A100B0.
TheBigCat's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
236 views

Can I replace a ceiling fan capacitor having resistors with one having no resistors?

My old ceiling fan shows (3 wire) two capacitors: one leg is 1.5 uFD with a 270k ohm resistor, the other leg is 3uFD with a 270k ohm resistor, .5 watt, the voltage is 300v. I can find a replacement 3 ...
John's user avatar
  • 13
1 vote
0 answers
178 views

Fan motor capacitor replacement

Could I get some help replacing this blown (and very smelly) capacitor from an air conditioner? It's for the fan motor. The part is available here https://rmscomponents.com.au/shop/appliance-spare-...
John M.'s user avatar
  • 249
2 votes
4 answers
2k views

Inducer motor is not spinning

My furnace is not working. I see that the inducer motor (Fasco 70623925) is not spinning (it turns freely when I spin it by hand though). The motor threatens to run when the heat signal is received, ...
Leonardo Rufino's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
82 views

What is the non-specified tolerance of the capacitor of my furnace's inducer motor?

My furnace's inducer motor (Fasco 70623925) has a capacitor that does not specify the tolerance. It only says 4uF, 370vac, 50/60Hz. How can I find out its tolerance? I'm getting 3.7uF with a ...
Leonardo Rufino's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
252 views

Where is the compressor run capacitor on my GE refridgerator GTS22WC?

I have a GE refridgerator GTS22WC, manufactured in 2003. Both the freezer and fridge are warm. The compressor doesn't turn on. I checked the relay resistance (between 5 and 6) and it is 5.5 Ohms and ...
irritable_phd_syndrome's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
748 views

Should I bother adding a starting capacitor to an older motor without one

Our washing machine is starting intermittently, and based on a light film the color of rust/oil below the machine, I suspect lubrication is starting to wear out and increasing friction. The 1/2 HP ...
Nolan Hergert's user avatar
0 votes
3 answers
543 views

Replace ceiling fan speed selector to dimmer

I need to replace the 3-speed switch of my ceiling fan with a dimmer because the speed selector is broken and, for some reason, is much more expensive than the dimmer. I have this schematic where I ...
efirvida's user avatar
  • 103
0 votes
0 answers
32 views

Hvac unit wiring

Was replacing the capacitor to see if I could get my air conditioner to work. This wire came off and I am unsure where it goes. An electrician that came out to check our electric box (long story) ...
Eric's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
1 answer
163 views

Rating Listed backwards on capacitor?

I understand the ratings on capacitors but when checking this one and noticed that instead of it saying 40/5uF it was written backwards as 5/40uF. I am not in the HVAC trade but never saw that before ...
INeedBob's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
430 views

Why is my outdoor condenser fan intermittently failing to start?

A few weeks ago, I noticed my HVAC was blowing hot air. I looked outside and my condenser fan was not spinning. With a push from a stick, it started and and was back to normal. Over the next couple ...
David L's user avatar
  • 201
0 votes
0 answers
335 views

York affinity 8t outside fan won't start. Replaced the capacitor

I have a York Affinity 8T AC unit. On June 20, it stopped cooling the house. I saw that the outside fan was not running. After a bit of Googling, I decided to try replacing the capacitor, 30+5.0 +- 6%...
kablerj's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
2k views

can I replace two run capacitors with one dual run capacitor?

In this unit https://ameristarhvac.com/wp-content/uploads/pdf/M4AC3-Air-Conditioner-Installation-Manual.pdf Can I replace the 35uF capacitor and the 6uF capacitor with a 35/5 dual capacitor? If so, ...
tsdexter's user avatar
  • 117
1 vote
1 answer
919 views

Replacement capacitor for fan lights

The lights on my fan stopped working, and changing the switch didn't help. When I try to turn it on, there's a little clicking sound that I believe is coming from the capacitor, and they flash on ...
IsaacP's user avatar
  • 13
0 votes
1 answer
1k views

Desk fan not starting. No hums and blades don't spin [closed]

I have a desk fan I've been using for almost two years but for whatever reason, it stopped working whenever I try to turn it on. The fan has three speed control buttons and none of them works. I also ...
Kosho E's user avatar
  • 123
0 votes
3 answers
1k views

How to size inducer motor capacitor?

I have an ICP gas furnace which won't start and I've diagnosed the problem to a bad capacitor on the inducer motor. The motor spins freely and measures good resistance, so I'm going to try replacing ...
Elliott B's user avatar
  • 520
0 votes
1 answer
62 views

Air-conditioner fan & compressor fails to start

The unit is air conditioning only and is older (unknown age but at least 10 years, possibly 25). Power was restored to the outdoor compressor and fan: the fuse was somehow dislodged and is now back ...
gatorback's user avatar
  • 3,088
0 votes
2 answers
1k views

How to wire 2 ton ac blower for shop fan?

This is the blower I'm trying to be able to plug in. Capacitor is already connected.
Michael's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
166 views

HVAC condenser capacitor testing

After some research, I decided to try to fix an intermittency problem with my AC by replacing the capacitor as a likely yet inexpensive (mistake if not the) cause. The capacitor has three terminals, C(...
amphibient's user avatar
  • 7,515
-1 votes
2 answers
1k views

Capacitor choice for ceiling fan

My ceiling fan stopped working and, after performing an analog multimeter test of the capacitor, I have a reason to suspect that it is the cause. However, I am unable to find a replacement that ...
amphibient's user avatar
  • 7,515
-1 votes
1 answer
91 views

Can a larger well pressure tank stop the main overload from tripping under heavy water use?

This has me stumped. 2HP well pump down 700 feet. Runs fine all winter spring and fall. But in the summer my pool auto top-off sometimes causes the water to run and run. If I also water the lawn,on ...
Rich's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
1 answer
565 views

Need to determine the correct start capacitor for hvac unit

I need to replace the start capacitor in my HVAC unit and I don't see any identifiable markings on it. This unit also has a heat pump. I believe this start cap is for the heater. I found the part ...
egreene86's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
762 views

Fan capacitor replacement question

I have a pedestal fan, and the capacitor needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, I cannot find a replacement online. Here are the specs: 2-wire 5.5 uf +- 10/5 % 250 VAC 50/60Hz MAX TEMP 70 C E166700 G ...
Kura's user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
1 answer
346 views

Ceiling fan capacitor acceptable alternative?

I need to replace the capacitor on my ceiling fan. It's 5 wire 4.5 microfarad 350 volts 6 microfarad 250 volts 6 microfarad 250 volts. The closest 5 wire replacement I can find is 4.5 microfarad 250 ...
Mark's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
1 answer
4k views

(yet another) Ceiling fan capacitor identification and replacement

Could I get some help identifying this blown (and very smelly) capacitor from a ceiling fan, and maybe suggest where replacements may be found? I'm not sure how to read the label. Also there is no ...
adatum's user avatar
  • 300
0 votes
2 answers
2k views

Which AC Hard Start kit capacitor I should use?

My AC system is getting very old and I was wondering if I should add a Hard Start kit and with what spec? Here is my AC spec included below and the existing Dual Run Capacitor is 440volt and 40+5MFD.
Cyrus's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
1 answer
26 views

Will a To-5 kickstart cap for 1 to 3 ton units possibly be able to help a 4 ton unit compressor start at all? Ri

Will a T0-5 kickstart capacitor be strong enough to help start a 4 ton unit?
Roger's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
2 answers
347 views

Is it OK to underpower a run capacitor?

Have to replace a 55uf MFD 440 Volt VAC (model 97F9042). Is it OK to, at least temporarily, replace it with a 45uf 440V one (model ITAN PRO TRCF45)? (Some specific details of my situation. It's not ...
Wynne's user avatar
  • 1,541
0 votes
0 answers
40 views

How can I wire this motor’ capacitors?

I am trying to repair this low viscosity fluid pump, I have the original start and run capacitors but do not know how they are wired. When I found the pump Z2 and U1 were connected between which ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
513 views

LUT MLC when Neutral does not Connect to Light?

I have a Lutron Caseta switch (PD-5S-DV) connected to a light. The LED on the switch is flashing red indicating that I need to add a LUT MLC to the circuit. LUT MLC requires a hot (black) wire and a ...
Merlin -they-them-'s user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
569 views

PTAC heat troubleshooting

I own a condo with two Islandaire EZ09EBMXH8N10AA PTACs, one of which is acting weird. They have self-contained A/C mechanisms, but the rooms are heated by pumping hot water from the building through ...
Bort's user avatar
  • 425
2 votes
2 answers
385 views

HVAC AC Capacitor Replacement

I have a Carrier Infinity Series AC Unit (Model #: 24ANA748A0030020 or 24ANA748A00300); its capacitor needs replacement. I live in Chicago; so VAC is 120 x 2. Current Capacitor Specification: ...
user97485's user avatar
  • 303
0 votes
2 answers
2k views

Looking for a reliable replacement capacitor on pool motor

I'm looking to replace the capacitor on the motor that drives my pool pump. The motor just "hums" when I try and start it and nothing is caught in the impeller or binding it. This capacitor sits on ...
Timmy's user avatar
  • 103
1 vote
1 answer
3k views

Lennox air conditioner capacitor and compressor ohm readings

I have a Lennox 2.5 ton a/c unit, model 13ACD-036-230-05, with a blown dual run capacitor (the run terminal for the compressor is burnt off the can, the fan and common terminals are still intact, fan ...
Eric Simpson's user avatar
  • 1,349