Trane central air unit quit doing its thing (recently made another
post about it) and I finally cracked open the housing.
Here are some pics - front and rear of a capacitor and a pano of the
electronics. Am I mistaken or is the cap leaking stuff out that it's
not supposed to be leaking? If so, under what heading in the yellow
pages should I be looking for replacement pieces?
Anything else you see that stands out as being obviously bad or
suspicious? I can take closeups of anything you want a better look at.
Thanks for all input.
5/370 should be the cap for the fan. Looks like the
terminals are pretty badly rusted. GE had a bunch of bad
caps. I'd be wanting to test that one for farads, and then
replace it regardless of the reading.
I notice you have a big round cap (can't tell if it's double
value, but at the moment it doesn't look like it) to the
You likely won't find replacement AC caps sold at retail.
Might try "capacitors" in the yellow pages.
Actually the big horizontal fan at the top runs, the basic problem is
the compressor isn't engaging. First noticed due to no "quish-quish-
gurgle" in the freon line inside going into the air handler as should
be happening. A few months ago when it was last fired up it was doing
I did find a couple of dessicated dead lizards hung up in the
How do you know it's the cap? You have to start with the basics first.
When you turn down your t-stat to turn on the A/C, the contactor
should click closed. If it doesn't, you have to look at that first.
1. So, wait for the next customer. Approach him and say: "I'll give you
$5.00 cash if you buy one of these for me."
2. The Yellow Pages DOES work if the power is out - but only half the time.
It doesn't work, for example, during the night.
But, of course, the internet doesn't work at all during a power outage.
This latter can be overcome by a portable generator and WiFi.
Don't know about trade shops in your neck of the world, but here, in this
economy, they don't care about who you are as long as you have money to pay
for the items. Regarding the tax, here it is a VAT tax and they collect it
from everybody, in or out the trade.
Lets just say that the Contractors Association got a wind of that and 92
contractors blackballed the vendor. Who would you rather have as a
customer? 92 Contractors that each purchase from $50k to $500K and more
per year or some dipstick that purchases a $15 dollar item once every 10
years. Also many Vendors require Contractors to guarantee so much $$$$
business per year to cover price fluxuations and amount of on site
inventory. Can you imagine the ;awsuit if that contract was usurp by a
mook off the street. The on street customers are ours and not the
vendors. If you want the prices and availability..Put 8 years into
becoming a contractor. You forgot Contractors excise tax by the way.
You can't pay that to the state each month without a license and
you are now well into the quasi-felony stage. You chumps that squeak
when you walk are fun to poke with sharp sticks.
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