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Compressor and fan both cut out, sometimes together and sometimes separately. Can this be repaired?

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Sounds like the dual-stage capacitor is going bad,one side is marked f for fan and other is marker herm for compressor,make sure to get the same mfd on both or very close at the same or higher voltage i e (440) dont use a 370 volt capacitor

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