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Posted on Do I need a new start capacitor?

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JohnChung

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#1 posted 660 days ago

When is it cold. Resistance is lower. From what I gather, you need to check the inrush current for the motor.
If the capacitor was bad to start with…. Why after a few attempts it starts up the motor? Each attempt slowly charges the capacitor? It is unlikely. I would suspect that the age of the motor is the issue. Anyway to be sure you would need to check the inrush current first. Use a clamp current meter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inrush_current
http://www.amazon.com/Sinometer-MS2108-True-RMS-Current-Measurement/dp/B0017WRH7O //I have not tried this product before. It is a suggestion


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