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#1 posted 01-10-2013 05:36 AM

If you feel comfortable with it , check the capacitor.

1 Disconnect the power going to capacitor. Put on safety glasses and gloves.

2 Discharge the capacitor by placing a screwdriver on top of both terminals on the top of the capacitor. Hold the screwdriver by the insulated handle so you don’t shock yourself.

3 Disconnect the capacitor from the appliance by using a screwdriver and pliers.

4 Place the positive (red) lead of the voltmeter onto the negative terminal of the capacitor. Do the same with the negative lead. Look for the needle of the voltmeter to go all the way to the right. If the meter is digital, it should say “out of range” or something similar.

5 Replace the capacitor if you do not yield these results.

Having said that , a 30 amp circuit might be all you need. And double check that nothing else is running on that 20 amp circuit. 16 amps is pretty close to the rating of that breaker.

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