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    Garage A/C

    A couple days ago the A/C in the garage gave up the ghost. The past couple weeks it was working overtime, what with all the heat and humidity. It's a Fedders I bought used around 1991 so figured it had a good run and probably time to replace it. However, again due to the hot weather the past couple weeks, trying to find an A/C unit (especially in the dimensions I need) is like trying to find a virgin in the maternity ward at the hospital. Problem is, the fan would run if you jump started it by hand but the compressor is a no show.

    A little on-line research and it seems that a compressor failure is very uncommon and the starting capacitor is a more likely the cause for the symptoms, more so when the fan deal is added to the mix. Pulled it apart and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I believe I may be on to something. The black soot on the capacitor can't be a good thing, and it has no continuity between any of the terminals. Found the correct one on Ebay and it's on it's way. Once installed, we'll see what happens. If it works, GREAT! If not, oh well. A $20 capacitor is better than a $400 unit that no body has anyways. Wish me luck it works!
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