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replacing a run capacitor?

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Is there anything other than turning off the power, pulling the disconnect, disconnecting the old run capacitor and discharging it and connecting the new that must be done to replace a run capacitor?

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Secure it so it won't bounce around and potentially ground one of the terminals.

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 When replacing a capacitor, ideally use the same micro - farad rating, and voltage. You can use a higher rated voltage rated capacitor, with no affect of operation, but do not use lower voltage. It will probably fail over time. When discharging a capacitor, ( previous  to checking it ) most people just short it to ground. However, this may cause the capacitor to fail. Use a small jumper wire, attached  with a resistor, 10K resisitor / 1 watt, normally works fine .:)

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