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Old 07-12-2015, 10:12 PM   #1
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a/c help

OK folks I could use some TT has a 13.5k Coleman Mach air conditioner and I was wanting to install a soft/hard start cap so it would be easier to start with my generator both in higher elevations and warmer temps. So I thought I would contact the manufacture and get their recommendations on which cap to use on my particular model # and this is the reply from them. ''The model you have given was not manufactured with a start kit. The compressor on that AC is not rated for a start kit, so I canít recommend installing one.''......could any one tell me why this a/c is not rated for a start kit? (I did e-mail them with this question several days ago and they have not replied) what would happen if I installed one anyway would it damage the compressor? Or would it even do any good? This is the model # 48253c966 of the a/c. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Old 07-12-2015, 10:40 PM   #2
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Usually, an additional start capacitor is unnecessary with a properly operating compressor. They are sometimes added to compensate for low voltage or if the compressor won't start otherwise. Use caution in adding a start cap. If the compressor was not originally equipped and designed to operate with a start capacitor, the motor start winding will eventually burn out and ruin the compressor. This may be why the manufactuer says it is not recommended.

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