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We have a Frigidare S3BA-036KA split condenser with a badly rusted Compressor run capacitor. What is the correct capacitor for this unit?

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I Had a similar problem with my Air Conditioning unit, the repair man said without the information their was nothing he could do, but that he would go look for it.

This is what i was able to find, This litterally all just took place within the past hour so i don't know if its workable information, but here is my two and a half cents.
http://www.transtaracsupply.com/pdf/s3ba.pdf

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