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Re: how to install a replacement ge a/c capacitor
Oh sorry scoot, didnt see you ask. I have posted a heap of info to your original post. There is not much to worry about when installing the cap. The part is not polarity conscious, and the wiring generally falls into place in the correct spot to anyways. Have you got the unit apart yet?
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The lamp is located inside the microwave housing which has to be removed to gain access for replacement. I agree with GE that removing the housing exposes you to dangerous voltages (even with power removed). The old lamp is removed from its socket and the new one installed, then the housing is reinstalled.
Replacing a high voltage diode<br /><br />The first thing you must do to replace your microwave's diode is unplug the unit from the wall outlet.<br /><br />Next you will have to discharge the high voltage capacitor. A capacitor stores large amounts of electricity even when the unit is unplugged. It is necessary to discharge the high voltage capacitor in order to avoid receiving an electrical shock.<br /><br />Diode replacement is relatively straightforward because most high voltage diodes have a press fit, also known as Fast-On, or they have ring lugs. If your replacement diode can be installed either way, make sure you get the right polarity. Remember that a diode will conduct an electrical current when a forward voltage is applied, but when a reverse voltage is applied, there is no conduction.<br /><br />Remove the diode from your microwave and replace it with the new one. You may be able to crimp the new diode onto the wire leads, without welding or soldering them together. If you do crimp the diode onto the leads, be sure not to apply too much pressure, as this may cause connection problems either now or in the future. <br /><br />I hope this is helpful.<br />
No, the capacitor is not integral to the load of the generator, it is only used to start it when it turns on. It takes virtually no voltage from the system to recharge itself. The demand of the unit is not related to a start capacitor. Also it will not harm your unit to install one capacitor over another, they make them so if the connectors fit, they work. Just hook up the leads correctly so you don't discharge it on yourself.
Hello, installing is quite straight forward if you know what youre doing. BUT, be very careful of the voltage in the capacitor even when its off,it is lethal! When you change the magnetron it is advisable that you also change the diodes. Again make sure that the capacitor is fully discharged, by switching the microwave off, unplugging it, and discharging the capacitor with an insulated screwdriver, it will be noisy. Next unsolder the old diodes and fit the new ones(check their polarity). Replace the magnetron and when all looks good,switch it on. If it works, good, if not there could be a power supply problem. 9 times out of 10 its the magnetron. Good luck.
Make sure that you have selected the correct mode setting. If this is correct. You may need to replace the capacitor inside the outdoor unit (condenser). Open outdoor unit, usually removing the top cover (four or five screws) Make sure you have turned off all power to the unit. Locate the capacitor which is a cylindrical looking object with some spade lugs on one end. Take a snap photo so that you can remember how the wires are connected. Remove as a sample and buy a replacement and fit.
Yeah, same problem. There are two capacitors that seem to be prone to going out. You can replace the main board, or (if you can solder) replace the two capacitors with slightly larger ones (radio shack mdl number 272-1030 works) just remember to bend them away from the heat sink if you go that route.
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..
Fixed it. There was a back capacitor fuse (I believe that's what it's called) on the old magnetron. I removed it and put it on the new magnetron. The HV diode is on the big silver capacitor and very easy to replace. I just didn't see it. It was definitely the magnetron and I hope that this new one comes with a warranty for 5 more years.
The new units have all of your schematics, capacitor and a higher price for a reason. With GE I avoid used parts because there is so much electronics you don't want to fry. The wire harness leads match the old and there should not be an extra wire, were would it go if there is not a receptacle for it?
I looked up your unit and the motor replacement is WH20X10009 for the model you quoted. As of now GE is has updated this to model wh20x10006 for around 263 dollars.