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Old 07-25-2012, 08:35 AM   #21
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Once you pull the cover off you should see where it goes. Mine was an addition as there was not one there from the factory. Like many other things it is a cost cutting item.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:10 AM   #22
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Thanks for the quick reply - so IF I have to add it, the hard start cap should come with wiring diagram explaining how to do so?
Sorry for the ignorance, I'll know more once I get up there and pull the shroud and retrieve the cap.
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Thanks for the quick reply - so IF I have to add it, the hard start cap should come with wiring diagram explaining how to do so?
Sorry for the ignorance, I'll know more once I get up there and pull the shroud and retrieve the cap.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:41 AM   #24
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Another question comes to mind. In my case - IF I'm adding the Hard Start Cap - then is there something in my AC that is going bad (defective) that needs to be replaced (stock cap or something) in addition to adding a Hard Start cap?
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Another question comes to mind. In my case - IF I'm adding the Hard Start Cap - then is there something in my AC that is going bad (defective) that needs to be replaced (stock cap or something) in addition to adding a Hard Start cap?
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:26 PM   #26
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From what I have read the capacity of the SPP6 is greater than the one that comes stock. Some AC's do not even come with them. Mine didn't. The SPP6 i bought came with very basic instructions. See my attachment for wiring details. There are multiple terminals in the locations shown and you just "piggyback" them.
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ILUVRVing how long does it stay off before trying to restart? if less then 5 minutes needs a time delay. pressures dont have time to equalize. any time i add a hard start capacitor to a unit i replace run capacitor if it has any age on it.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:08 PM   #28
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Good idea! Run capacitors are relatively cheap.

I have always believed that the five minute time-out is way over-kill, and that high and low sides equalize in less time than five.

I watch the gauges.

Why five?

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Old 07-25-2012, 01:27 PM   #29
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not just psi but temperture gives windings a little longer to cool. heat is a enemy. if your unit has to start in less then 5 minutes need to check mfg. duty cycle.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:51 PM   #30
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Thanks for the reply/info guy's
The AC shuts down when the thermostat set temp is reached and would come back (try to) when temp gets hot enough to cool rig down. Honestly I was sleeping when this would happen and would wake from the breaker tripping noise or causes it got hot. I woke up shut off the AC reset the breaker wait a min and turn back on. It did try to come right back on after shut off (less than 5 min) only a couple of times - it kicked on shut down and tried to come back on less than a 5 min time, Other than that it would just run as expected.
When I got home and tested off of my dedicated 30amp service I would manually operate the STAT to test and the breaker would trip after running the AC for a while and I would bring the STAT up to shut off the AC, then with in a min or so, bring the STAT down to have the AC come back on and the AC would trip the breaker again.
I like the idea of replacing the run cap as well. If I'm going to work on something I don't want to have to revisit it again. So even if it's questionable I'd like to change it.
Question is what do I replace it with? Is there a "better than stock" one? How do I know what run cap to get or where? I got the Hard start cap from this thread...
Any help is GREATLY appreciated !

FYI I also plan on doing f100turbo's fan delay mod as well.
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