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jerome8283

replacing a run capacitor?

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jerome8283   
jerome8283

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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AccApp   
AccApp

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

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Northern-Tech   
Northern-Tech

 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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