Outside condensor compressor
Hi, and yes if this capacitor is getting hot enough to burn off wires, you are drawing to many amps at your compressor causing this. Did the old capacitor you replaced leak any oil, or was it swollen and deformed? I have seen a compressor last less then 6 months. If you had a amp probe the clamp around, you could check the running load amps, (R. L. A. ) at each leg of the compressor to see what each one was pulling. Like the R terminal, 11.8, C, 9.7, and the S or start, 8.9 amps and compare it to the data plate on the outdoor unit which tells you what it will be, like 21.7R.L.A., just a guess on yours. If it was much higher, you would know you have a problem. Whens the last time the outdoor coil was cleaned?? It should be cleaned every year as the head pressure will build in the system putting a load on the compressor and will cause these kinds of problems. Before I would condem the compressor, kill the power and take your water hose to the coil and give it a good washing. If dirty, it could bring the internal head pressures down by 50 p.s.i.! Do this to see if it takes care of the problem.If you had a service tech out to replace the cap, he should have put his manifold gauges on it and cleaned this coil for you. Be careful not to bend the aluminum fins down with to much pressure. If this is a dual run cap, it would be for the fan and compressor. It will have 3- sets of 3 to 4 spades coming out the top, 3 in a row marked Fan, C for common, and Herm for compressor. With a dirty coil, it will also cause this fan to run to hot and take out the capacitor. Do this for me and I believe this will solve the problem if the fan and compressor seem to be running quite and cooling good. Keep me posted on this. My gut tells me its a dirty coil causing this problem. Please be kind when rating me, that would be nice of you. I will be here if you need me.
Sincerely, and have a great 4th,
A/C & Heating Contractor
Jul 04, 2010 |
Goodman CLQ36AR49 Air Conditioner