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Snowblower Maintenance Saved My Air Conditioner

Out by my devoted snowblower shed today looking at my Honda HSS724ACTD and HS720CC. Was debating whether to sell the two stage 724 this spring, but now glad I didn't.

While looking at my ladies, I heard my Lennox Air Conditioner next to the shed making an odd sound. Went inside: blower in furnace OK. Evaporator coil not frozen, only warm air from register though. When I cycled unit on and off I noticed condenser fan wasn't spinning, but would spin if kick-started.

Went to local parts dealer and picked up new start/run capacitor for $54. Runs like a dream now.

Years ago my neighbour had a similar problem but didn't address it soon enough. The thermal overload eventually failed in the compressor and it cost him almost $2000 for repairs.

I'm sure in the next day or two I would have noticed the house temp not falling and investigated. But catching it so soon may have helped.
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Out by my devoted snowblower shed today looking at my Honda HSS724ACTD and HS720CC. Was debating whether to sell the two stage 724 this spring, but now glad I didn't.

While looking at my ladies, I heard my Lennox Air Conditioner next to the shed making an odd sound. Went inside: blower in furnace OK. Evaporator coil not frozen, only warm air from register though. When I cycled unit on and off I noticed condenser fan wasn't spinning, but would spin if kick-started.

Went to local parts dealer and picked up new start/run capacitor for $54. Runs like a dream now.

Years ago my neighbour had a similar problem but didn't address it soon enough. The thermal overload eventually failed in the compressor and it cost him almost $2000 for repairs.

I'm sure in the next day or two I would have noticed the house temp not falling and investigated. But catching it so soon may have helped.
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Good move Cal. I'm glad you caught it when you did.

I would like to add, for anyone unfamiliar with capacitors, that their purpose is to momentarily hold, and then release an electrical charge. It won't kill you, but you'll feel it. You can save a few swear words by shorting out either or both of the top connections with an insulated tool or wire. I have to add that I've never had one still holding a charge when I shorted it for removal. It's just a good practice.
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