Question about Heating & Cooling
Dear Scottness84, If you have the bill the last serviceman gave you, does it list that hardstart as part of what he did? Either way, the answer to your question is yes, it could cause your unit not to start. The first thint I would ask you to do is shut off the power to the outside unit. Set your thermostat to it's coldest point (just for now). Before you turn the breaker back on, remove the burned out hard start as it is not supposed to be needed. Turn the breaker on and listen. You should hear the fan start and see the blade turn up to speed. At the same time you should hear the compressor start. It will start out as a mechanical growl and then begin to quiet somewhat. If all you hear is a hum, then shut the breaker off as you either have a bad "Run Capacitor" or a locked up compressor. The "run capacitor is grey or silver in color and may appear swollen. Also, if you are able to get to it, make sure the wires are attached to all three terminals on the compressor itself. Many compressors have been condemned due to burned wires. I hope this helps. Sorry I posted in the wrong place at first
Posted on Mar 19, 2011
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