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Old 04-14-2005, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My climate control turns on and off by iteself. It seems to remember what the last setting were. When it's hot, it does not even turn ON.
I've seen a DIY on this forum and they say to replace the capacitor in the unit.
Has anyone had this problem with the climate control unit and has anyone replaced the capacitor?
I want to replace the capacitor but was wondering, can i use electrolytic capacitor instead of tatanlum.

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Has anyone had this problem with the climate control unit and has anyone replaced the capacitor?
I want to replace the capacitor but was wondering, can i use electrolytic capacitor instead of tatanlum.
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I replaced it. very easy. follow instructions on the guy who found out the "how to" website. He used .47uF/35v, other people used 47uF, I used 10uF/50V. Works perfect. The capacitor that needs replacing is oriented 180 degrees from the other 3 caps that are nearby.
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Use any cap. u want, make sure its the right rating and when soldering, that it is facing the opp. way of the other caps. nearby.
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Old 04-14-2005, 11:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I just added some solder to the two points, kept the same cap and its worked ever since, its been a couple of months now
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Originally posted by vmelikRUS+Apr 14 2005, 10:35 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(vmelikRUS @ Apr 14 2005, 10:35 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-kvadgama@Apr 14 2005, 10:15 AM
Has anyone had this problem with the climate control unit and has anyone replaced the capacitor?
I want to replace the capacitor but was wondering, can i use electrolytic capacitor instead of tatanlum.
[snapback]332261[/snapback]
I replaced it. very easy. follow instructions on the guy who found out the "how to" website. He used .47uF/35v, other people used 47uF, I used 10uF/50V. Works perfect. The capacitor that needs replacing is oriented 180 degrees from the other 3 caps that are nearby.
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please reffer me to the HOW TO PAGE you are talking about???

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please reffer me to the HOW TO PAGE you are talking about???

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