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Old 08-11-2004, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I chickened out replacing the capacitor and just cleaned out the dust and the problem seemed to be fixed. Well I was wrong, about a day later it crapped out again and I got hot air blasting at me in 30 degree weather (Celcius that is).
So I paid an electrician $15 to replace the capacitor and all is well...so far. I really hope it is fixed this time.
Has anyone had any problems after replacing the capacitor?
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Just to let you know - I currently had my climate control unit work intermittently, until it pretty much no longer worked. I found a potential fix on this website and replaced the capacitor. Pretty easy job, even for the novice. Unit has been working ever since. I purchased the same capacitors from Digikey and now have extras for anyone looking to do the work themselves. E-mail me if interested in taking some of these off my hands.
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Originally posted by Macksddy@Aug 18 2004, 09:57 PM
Just to let you know - I currently had my climate control unit work intermittently, until it pretty much no longer worked. I found a potential fix on this website and replaced the capacitor. Pretty easy job, even for the novice. Unit has been working ever since. I purchased the same capacitors from Digikey and now have extras for anyone looking to do the work themselves. E-mail me if interested in taking some of these off my hands.
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Is the problem that you had that in the summer the stupid climate contro intermittlently blows hot air just when you tally dont want it to even with the fan off? I get that once in a while. if so could you post a link to the site where the fix is and also how much do you want for one of these capacitors?

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p.s. you gan PM if you like, i dont want to clog up the board with a topic that may have been beaten to death already
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