Jump to content


Use this Search Box to Find Appliance Repair Help Now
Need help finding your model number?
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!


FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact


Welcome to Appliantology.org, the Web's Premiere Appliance Repair Resource for DIYers!

The world-famous Samurai Appliance Repair Forums


You can post a question and get repair help for FREE! Click here to get started.


Already a member of the Appliantology Academy? Just sign in with your username and password in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

 


Photo

Testing a capacitor with an ohmeter:


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Bobice

Bobice

    Kohai

  • Sublime Master of Appliantology
  • PipPipPip
  • 277 posts
  • Flavorite Brew:coffee

Posted 11 September 2010 - 11:55 AM

1. Remove leads from capacitor (after disconnecting power)

2. Set meter to ohms

3. Place meter leads across capacitor

4. Observe meter scale. Good capacitor the needle will deflect upward and slowly decend.

5.Open capacitor ,meter needle will fail to move

6. Shorted capacitor, meter needle will raise and stop.
[align=right]http://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/images/misc/progress.gif[/align]
Retired US Army Refrigeration Specialist / NYC Board of Education HVAC/R (Retired)
40 Years HVAC/R service, sales,installations. a tragedy has happen to me : http://web.me.com/zenzoidman/Bobice/

Use the Appliantology Parts Search Box to Find What You Need!
Enter your model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

#2 RegUS_PatOff

RegUS_PatOff

    Sensei

  • Academy Instructor
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 33,588 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:Chief NTSC Black & White

Posted 11 September 2010 - 12:50 PM

3. After discharging capacitor, place analog meter leads across capacitor


.

one of my video productions: “Easter Seals: Walk With Me”

every day is Down Syndrome Awareness Day
"A Child Is Waiting" . Burt Lancaster . Judy Garland . 1962

RegUS_PatOff > www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPAY2LsKVEw

#3 appl.tech.29501

appl.tech.29501

    Sensei

  • Appliantology Fellow
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,025 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:Waffle House Coffee

Posted 11 September 2010 - 01:01 PM

4. Switched meter polarity should yield the same results
If you would like to make a donation you may do so at the link below

One on one repair help now available !

http://homepage.mac....ppl.tech.29501/

http://twitter.com/ApplTech29501

http://www.facebook.com/ApplTech29501

www.eliteapplianceservice.org

#4 Bobice

Bobice

    Kohai

  • Sublime Master of Appliantology
  • PipPipPip
  • 277 posts
  • Flavorite Brew:coffee

Posted 12 September 2010 - 08:42 AM

[user=3641]RegUS_PatOff[/user] wrote:

3. After discharging capacitor, place analog meter leads across capacitor

This method also works with Digital :D
Retired US Army Refrigeration Specialist / NYC Board of Education HVAC/R (Retired)
40 Years HVAC/R service, sales,installations. a tragedy has happen to me : http://web.me.com/zenzoidman/Bobice/




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact


Use the Appliantology Parts Finder to Get What You Need!
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

Your Sometimes-Lucid Host:
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
"If I can't help you fix your appliance and make you 100% satisfied, I will come to your home and slice open my belly,
spilling my steaming entrails onto your floor."


The Appliance Guru | Master Samurai Tech

Real Time Analytics