Question about Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

I NEED TO KNOW IF A 12000 BTU A/C CAPACITOR IS WORKING

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 125 Answers

Turn power off.
Pull the leads off the capacitor.
Read off the capacitor the microfarad rating. (example 5 mfd or 5/30 mfd)
If the capacitor is oval it will have two sets of lead connections.
If the capacitor is round it could have three sets of lead connections.
On the oval capacitor, with a multimeter set on mfd, place one meter lead on one set of lead connections on the capacitor and the other lead on the other set of lead connections on the capacitor. Make sure you have a good connection. Read the mfd reading on the meter. It should be within 5-6% of the stated mfd of the capacitor.
On the capacitor with three sets of leads you will need to look at the top of the capacitor by the lead connections and find which lead is "c", which is "HERM", and which is "fan". Place your multimeter lead on "c"(common) and "herm" lead and take the reading, then take your leads and place on "C" and "fan" and take the reading. Compare these readings with the rated mfd stated on the side of the capacitor.

Posted on Sep 02, 2011

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

CPJ18-1B Goodman heat pump. has a slow leak. I need to know what Ton or BTU to replace it with.


you have a 1.5 ton. 12000 btu's per ton. your model number has an 18 in it. tells you 18000 btu's

Apr 13, 2017 | Goodman Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Why blower does not work


Most common cause is the capacitor fails

Jul 27, 2014 | GE 12000 Btu Room Air Conditioner EnerStar...

1 Answer

How to know the tons of old ac unit from the model no?


36 is equal to 36000 btu. To find the ton divide by 12000 btu. 12000 BTU is a ton of refrigeration. This is a 3 ton unit.

Jun 17, 2014 | Weather King 10AJA6001AH Air Conditioner

1 Answer

I have a Maytag window unit and i am trying to find out how many btu is has. right now it is in a small room and i want to know if it will work in a bigger size room. MODEL M6Q1OF2A SERIAL CR 264327...


that is a 10000 btu unit and a good rule of thumb to go by when 'sizing' a unit is 12000 btu for every 600 sq ft of cooling space (if the place is well insulated) or 400 sq ft (if not well insulated).
So, you have a 10000 btu unit which is 5/6th of 12000 btu - so - can reasonably expect that unit to cool approximately 500 sq feet.
In other words the room it's in now could be only - say - 300 sq feet (and well insulated) - in which case the AC unit is cooling it - well.
However, if you try to cool a 800 sq ft room - it will not work as well.
Hope this has helped.

Aug 05, 2011 | Maytag M6Q10F2A Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Jus need to know if my unit is a 2.5 ton as the installer told me


Do you know the BTU of the unit . approxmently 12000 BTU = 1 ton of cooling

Jul 18, 2011 | Goodman Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

How many tons is my unit?


divide your btu rating by 12000. (1 ton = 12000 btu)
For example - a 24,000 BTU Air Conditioner is a 2 ton unit. 24000 divided by 12000 = 2
A 18000 btu air condtioner is a 1 1/2 ton unit 18000 divided by 12000 = 1 1/2
you can find out your btu rating by looking on the tag on your unit.

Jun 07, 2011 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Kenmore 12000 btu turns on fine but after a few minutes fans shut off and compressor keeps running this is a heat and air model


First replace fan capacitor and try, if not, bearings worn out in your fan motor. Replace bearings or motor with new capacitor.

Jan 14, 2011 | Kenmore 76081 Wall/Window Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Hi i have a Maytag 12000 btu Window ac unit that


I had a similar problem with my AC last week. These newer capacitors no longer have PCBs in them. The stuff they use now just ain't as good. As a result their are more capacitor failures tan ever. I would check that. If the cap looks swolen its probably bad.6f0f1c5.jpg52ae98e.jpgYou should also try and lubricate the motor. Use HVAC oil 106f87c.jpg$2 at Ace hardware store.
You gonna have to slide out the unit a little to get to the motor. Have rags ready.


If you need further help, reach me via phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/dan_73bbd84fe1d95b61

Jun 18, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

I have a 12000 btu samsung ac. it starts and then


As long as you are sure the thermostat is qired corectly, The unit may be trying to start sgainst high head pressure, have a b bad start relay or start capacitor. Reck your connectiond and make sure the thermostat is push all the way into its pin sockets.. Good luc

Sep 19, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

Not finding what you are looking for?
Heating & Cooling Logo

Related Topics:

554 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Heating & Cooling Experts

Paul Carew

Level 3 Expert

3417 Answers

Donni Steen

Level 3 Expert

687 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85020 Answers

Are you a Heating and Cooling Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...