I recently cleaned out the coils on our Rheem Classic condenser and
also took the time to take some pictures of the run capacitor
replacement procedure. I have experience replacing a capacitor on our
last home's GE Mars condenser, so I wanted to check out this one
before I have to actually replace it.
I wrote up a quick how-to to help other owners of Rheem HVAC systems
that may need to replace the capacitor. The biggest symptom of a
faulty capacitor is that the fan and/or compressor won't start. The
fan may also make more noise than usual and run hot.
Here's the guide -
I hope someone finds it to be useful.