Regulars here may remember me discussing one of my 'good will' calls
last year (or maybe 2 years ago) where a Rheem condenser had a start cap
failure, and refused to start with a OEM replacement.
I put a SPP-6E on the thing.
The folks called the office this afternoon (it's warm in Indiana right
now... 95) with a no-cool complaint. After I do these calls, I always
let the people know how to reach me... I'm willing to help however I can.
Anyhow, the whole top of the SPP was blown off. The compressor checked
electrically OK (it's a recip) so I went out late this afternoon and
replaced it with another.. I think it's a SPP-8.
Still no condenser start... the contactor refused to pull in. I replaced
The unit is running fine now... the current draw was way below the RLA
(maybe 10 percent less), the pressures all looked great.
I'm just wondering what failed the original SPP? Do you suppose a
chattering contactor would have done it?
You all know me by now... always curious.