Yeah, you said that already, Oscar. You also ignored other
poster's who advised, correctly, that the most likely culprit is
the capacitor itself.
It's POSSIBLE there is another problem, yes, but it's not that
expensive, nor that hard, to start with the cap, which, 99 of 100
times, is the culprit, especially when it's equipment that lives
HOW to tell if something else had gone bad or some things to
check out or where to get them checked, etc etc would make a
good post; yours is simply sour grapes and ego. Sorry, but
that's my opinion.
: > A breaker tripped yesterday which goes to the AC unit. I
: > it and
: > it was working last night and this morning. This afternoon
: > I got
: > home from work, it was tripped again. I reset it and it
: > back
: > again.. I tried two more times and the AC unit finally cut
: > looked out the back door and smoke was coming from the
: > I
: > flipped the breaker off.. and when I took the panel off the
: > unit.. the
: > capacitor was smoking and of the three connections.. one was
: > black and
: > melted..
: > Its simple to replace it.. if I find another.. Is this a
: > situation
: > where I should replace it.. or does it sound like another
: > problem?
: > I appreciate any suggestions
: > All the words on the unit are faded except the word Goodman.
: > Here is the info off the capacitor:
: > Dielektrol Capacitor
: > 97F5368
: > 010000AFC 89-27Z112
: > 242808-30
: > 9457-5400
: > CAPACITOR, 35 MFD, 440VAC, CAN, FILM COMPOSITION, ±6%
: > I looked on the internet for another one but I only came up
: > one
: > site that carried it.. and they had a 25 qty order limit??