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I need a new start capacitor, and cannot find one that is the right dimensions

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If it has the correct electrical rating but can't find the correct physical size, build it a new capacitor housing from sheet metal or similar

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Can faulty Capacitors cause this PC to just start DRAGGING slow, even on a FRESH install?

It most assuredly can, and a fresh install will not help, if that is the problem. What makes you think it is faulty capacitors?

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Where can I purchase this capacitor? I was told that if I can not find this exact capacitor I can combine two small capacitor to get 125 uf is this true?

Is this a motor start capacitor? If so, you can get from the following:

You did not specify if this is a leaded or screw terminal, what it is used for, or any of the dimensions. If you are unsure, take the capacitor to an electronics repair store and ask them to source a replacement.

In this instance, I would not suggest trying to connect two capacitors in parallel to replace it. There should be replacements available.

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My Dometic RM 2612 refrigerator makes a continuous clicking or like a knocking sound right away when you turn the ( ON ) button to on and start up refrigerator ... it does this right away and not every few...

What you are hearing is that the compressor is trying to start but can't..... And you could be right the compressor could be bad and the start capacitor could also be bad... I would try a new start capacitor or have the old one checked to make sure it is only the capacitor before I would condemn the compressor..... If you can get your hands on a 3 in 1 start capacitor you can try and see if the compressor will start also put an amp probe clamp meter to check if it drawing close to LRA on the name plate of the compressor..if it is and you have a good start capacitor then the Compressor rotor is locked up and you will need to replace the compressor or get a new or different refrigerator....

As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician or HVAC tech to advise what work is needed.
Before you do any work yourself,
on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,
always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.


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You don't need those particular models of capacitors, all capacitors with those characteristics (.2 and .4 microfarad at at least 200 volts) will do. You can find them at all hobby shops - just remove them and ask for a similar one.

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Won't turn on only blinking yellow light

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Orange light blinks

I would try another power supply, but first check the capacitors on the motherboard. If you get another Power Supply, Use one that has the same or greater output watts. I keep several old ones around for this purpose. If that does not solve it then you may have a failed motherboard. Failure of motherboards is usually due to breaking capacitors. A few years ago a capacitor company stole the "recipe" for making capacitors from another company and tried to make their own, unfortunately they did not get the ingredients right and the capacitors started breaking after 2-3 years of use. They sold these capacitors at very cheap prices and a lot of computer companies and power supply makers bought them. This is easy to diagnose. Look for capacitors (caps) (they look like little tiny soda cans) on your motherboard (mobo). They should be perfectly flat on top and not bulged or swelling or leaking anything. Be sure to look under the fan shroud also. The dead giveaway will be the fact that you are not getting anything after you change the PSU. There are a few companies that will repair broken capacitor issues. Also if you add a bunch of extra components without upgrading the power supply you can suffer underpowered situations and that can cause internal parts to fail.
To eliminate some other stuff you could remove the memory and disconnect all the power plugs from the drives and then try to start it up. If it does not change the behavior at all (no beeps, no change in flashing lights) then you probably have motherboard issues. Make sure when disconnecting the memory chips (sticks) that you touch the metal on the inside of the case first to discharge static electricity. If it does change the behavior add 1 component or item back at a time to see what you can find out. Post back with what you find. And remember a bad PSU does not always mean no power, just not enough to run the computer. IF you have recently made any hardware changes I would start there first, but it sounds like a bad PSU or MOBO.

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Fan runs, compressor tries to start then kicks out on overload.

i am not familar with this model number..

1. are you using the right type of capacitor. you need a "start" capacitor not a run capitor. make sure that capacitor is the proper size.
2. have you tried a hard start kit?
3. is their oil in the new compressor?
4. was the old compressor for r-22 or 410a?
5. is the new compressor for the proper refrigerant?
6. is there refrigerant in the system?
7. is it wired right?
8. is this a heat pump? if so is your reversing valve operationing properly?
9. was the old compressor a mechanical or electrical failure?
if electrical did you install a new filter drier?
10. just because the new compressor is new does not mean it is good
11. do you have the proper voltage?

good luck
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If under warranty contact Dell? I had this same problem, a new motherboard and fan assembly fixed this problem. Bad capacitors on the motherbard.

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