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Ive installed a new capacitor on my 3ton unit,now the breaker keeps flipping.I think i may have my capacitor wires cross! please help!!!!!!!

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A cap for just the comp, one wire form the contactor to the cap and the other wire to the comp, there should be a wire diagram. if it is for the fan and comp it will be lable fan,com,comp. one wire3 from the contwctor to common, the fan wires one to common and on to the fan side. The last on for the comp

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I can help you:
1: Put a Piece of Tape on each wire. write #1 #2 #3 etc
2: do the same on the capacitor.
3: Remove Wires with insulated needle nose pliers, and take a Insulated Screwdriver and Cross it over the Terminals on the Capacitor. Its safe, it just Discharges it.
4 Remove and go to lowes or home depot and get a new one.


5:Note the "RED" dot on the old Capacitor.make sure that you hook the same wire on the new cap.

6: Install New Capacitor and, your ready to go.

Make sure you pull out the "Service Disconnect" Breaker Located on the Wall next to the condensing Unit Before you do any work. Replace when you are done..

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