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Old 08-17-2010, 11:37 AM   #1
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Armstrong run capacitor

How do I locate the run capacitor in my Armstrong air conditioner?
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:56 AM   #2
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How do I locate the run capacitor in my Armstrong air conditioner?
Perhaps the attached schematic will help you.

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Old 08-17-2010, 11:56 AM   #3
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I found mine in a little box in the front of the AC on the upper part. there was a start and a run capaciter and a relay. I replaced all three. AC runs great.
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:31 PM   #4
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There are about a dozen screws that hold the cover on the box containing the capacitors and relay , right on the front of the unit. Of course you must remove the shroud.
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Thanks to all! Am going out to look again.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:35 PM   #6
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We found the capacitor and have decided to replace it, the start, and relay. Hope it works! Appreciate the help!
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:57 PM   #7
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Where does one get parts for Armstrong's?
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Any place that sells parts for the HVAC business should have or can get the parts. Ask your local HVAC guy where he gets his stuff.
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:23 PM   #9
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Great, thanks.
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Where does one get parts for Armstrong's?
W. W. Grainger warehouses is a good place to purchase Armstrong AC parts.

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Thanks Andy.
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How difficult was replacing the three capacitors? Are they "plug and play" or is there soldering involved?
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Usually they have 1/4" spade connectors that slide off and on, sometimes with a little difficulty... Soldering is really quite easy if you have somebody tell you how the first time - and you don't need much for equipment. Please don't let the fact that something is soldered scare you away!
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Thanks! I'm not scared of soldering, but I"ll be quicker to undertake this job if I don't have to sit on the roof to solder.
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