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beam current

Member Since 24 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 11:57 AM

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In Topic: Corroded/loose lead on compressor capacitor - Panasonic window AC

13 July 2014 - 05:25 PM

Yes, that is correct. Capacitors (and the wires still connected to the cap connections) hold a charge even when unit is unplugged. Safety first and foremost.

In Topic: Corroded/loose lead on compressor capacitor - Panasonic window AC

13 July 2014 - 02:03 PM

Thanks Willie for covering my 6. I did guestion to myself Fred's second post about the terminal names he used compared to his first post, but didn't put it together. No excuses, just my not paying attention to the details.

With that being said Fred, please follow Willie's advice above. It's right on the money.

In Topic: Corroded/loose lead on compressor capacitor - Panasonic window AC

13 July 2014 - 04:10 AM

Thanks for posting the picture. It looks like you may be able to pry around the top of the cap to remove it. By the looks of it, it may be corroded in place and hard to remove. Did you try that? I have not worked on your specific model before, so I'm really not sure how to remove it.

You may be correct about the loose connection. However, other faults will cause this too. I would highly recommend taking amp draws and voltage readings on the compressor and fan. Also, visually test and/or inspect all other components and wiring. Compressors at initial start up pull a tremendous amount of current. A good quality true rms meter will show this. If you are not sure on how to check all of this, then call in a professional to get their opinion.

My major concern is obviously the fire hazard this presents. When that contact on the capacitor arced/burned, I'm sure some internal damage occured. It will most likely fail again soon.

I say replace the capacitor and thoroughly check out the unit to ensure it is functioning safely and properly. It's not worth risking life or property

In Topic: Corroded/loose lead on compressor capacitor - Panasonic window AC

10 July 2014 - 05:38 PM

Are you able to read the micro-farad and voltage rating on the capacitor? I would not advise you to "repair" by soldering to the fried contact.

I googled your model number and not much came up in way of a parts diagram. You stated that it is integrated into the compressor. Could you take a close up pic and post? Did you try pulling on the capacitor to seperate it?

Be careful, capacitors hold a charge and will shock you, even with unit uplugged from outlet. You need to discharge from common to compressor and common to fan BEFORE handling.

What are the ratings and then search for a like cap that you may be able to use if the manufacturer part is no longer available.

In Topic: Got my AllDolly

28 June 2014 - 03:05 AM

I'd go for it am97. It sounds like an easy sell to the Mrs.


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