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Starter capacitor I have a model 10PJA3101 and have not been able to find the proper starter capacitor.I was wondering if I could use a four prong capacitor instead of the original six prong.If so is there any certain way it needes to be attached?

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As long as the micro farad rating is the same it does'nt matter. this will be the Mu rating on the capacitor

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