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Problem with capacitor of air conditioner?

The compressor of my air conditioner (Samsung AW24F1MBC 24000 btu/h) is trying to kick on but it can't start. I suspect of the capacitor but it have not specification (erased?).
I need this specification or a detailed circuit diagram.

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    Claudio Bustos Jan 10, 2008

    Hi again, i downloaded the parts list of this model and similars and found the magic number: 45mF. It's working fine.



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The ratings of the capacitor should be on the capacitor itself in mfu sounds to me like the compressor stuck and cycling on overload is the capacitor distorted or swollen

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