Okay a few years ago I had a bad capacitor on the A/C and replaced it had no problems since. Today I noticed it warm in the house and the fan and condenser were not running. Let it cool down--first thing I did was check the capacitor. I put my Fluke 115 on micro farads (100 setting) and checked the Herm (condenser) and it read 50.5. The capacitor is rated 55 - 5. I checked the fan and it was zero. The capacitor looks fine--last one the cap was blown up. Not being 100% sure I wanted to check here before going an purchasing a new capacitor. I switched the A/C back on after two hours and the condenser started but no fan running so I turned it off. So it SEEMS it is the capacitor. Is there any way to be sure?
I attached the photos showing the reading on the common to Herms and common to fan. Tried is a number of times same readings.
Hurry up-its supposed to be 97 today in Southern California!
Edited by cmulder, 16 September 2014 - 02:41 PM.