How to Identify an Old Capacitor?

Answer If your air conditioner or other home appliance stopped working, don't throw it away just yet. Maybe it's just a bad capacitor. Identifying an old capacitor is pretty straightforward. Depending on ... Read More »

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When removing capacitor from circuit board the contact came off board with the capacitor can it be glued back?

Yes you can glue it back down but make sure you get a good connection to the capacitor. If necessary you can replace the trace with a piece of wire. Just make sure you know what you are doing and... Read More »

Can a starting capacitor lower a fridge starting draw from 2400 watts to 800 or less without damaging the motor and how can the size of capacitor needed be determined?

could be If you lower the start cap size it may take milliseconds longer to start so it will still use the approximate same amt of power.Size? search for "appliance repair parts" enter your model n... Read More »

How to Check the Capacitor on an A/C?

In your home air conditioning system, capacitors are placed in its electrical circuitry in order to provide enough power for the fan when it starts up from rest. When the fan starts, it draws exces... Read More »

How to Install a Capacitor?

If your car stereo system is draining your voltage to the point where you notice your headlights significantly dimming, then it may be time to install a capacitor. A power capacitor acts as a power... Read More »