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My PAC25 had a burning smell come from the unit and now when i turn it on i hear the hum of the compressor trying to turn but nothing else happens. it is a few years old and out of warranty so is there something i can do?

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  • jr2608 Nov 21, 2009

    the compressor is still trying to start so im sure the burning smell was from the capacitor but i cant find it !! I have replaced capacitors before in other machines but there isnt anything inside that i have seen which looks like one.

  • Shane Seaman May 11, 2010

    If you are smelling burning then I would be pretty sure that the compressor is gone. However, you can try opening the unit up and firstly confirm that all the wiring is good and there are no burned or short circuit wires. Then locate the run capacitor and replace it with same.

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The burn smell is the fan motor cooking. I have the same unit and upon strip down the motors windings were fried. Now that hard part of finding a replacement.

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