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I just want to say thank you to all your responses. I purchased a new capacitor ($38.00) and the house is cool again.

Seriously, thanks to the Sigforum, my wife and I are going to survive the heat! I hope I can be of help to you sometime in the future!



High taxes, redistribution of wealth, open borders, the erasure of gender, the primacy of skin color, the dumbing-down of education across the board: these are the policies the Democrats promote.
 
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I just want to say thank you to all your responses. I purchased a new capacitor ($38.00) and the house is cool again.

Seriously, thanks to the Sigforum, my wife and I are going to survive the heat! I hope I can be of help to you sometime in the future!


Sounds like you owe 80,000+ people a beer.

Glad you are up and running again!



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If you're ever in the area, I'll buy you a beer or six! Smile



High taxes, redistribution of wealth, open borders, the erasure of gender, the primacy of skin color, the dumbing-down of education across the board: these are the policies the Democrats promote.
 
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I love the HVAC Union types “You are screwed”, then the “it’s fixed, $38.00”.

You know an HVAC guy would have bent the OP over for a couple of C-notes, minimum. Maybe even the old “well, it’s 16 years old. I can give you a good deal on a brand new system and will take the old one away (no charge on that)... lemmmie see, that’ll be $12K????”.
 
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Air conditioning is the greatest invention ever- even more so than electricity and tits.
 
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Originally posted by synthplayer:
I just want to say thank you to all your responses. I purchased a new capacitor ($38.00) and the house is cool again.

Seriously, thanks to the Sigforum, my wife and I are going to survive the heat! I hope I can be of help to you sometime in the future!


That's awesome! and you didn't get zapped? Did you look up directions on the internet on how to replace or just the video in this thread?



"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
 
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Air conditioning is the greatest invention ever- even more so than electricity and tits.


Yup. If not for air conditioning there would only be 100 people living in Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Jackson, Atlanta, etc. It's freaking brutal down here.


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I just want to say thank you to all your responses. I purchased a new capacitor ($38.00) and the house is cool again.

Seriously, thanks to the Sigforum, my wife and I are going to survive the heat! I hope I can be of help to you sometime in the future!


That's awesome! and you didn't get zapped? Did you look up directions on the internet on how to replace or just the video in this thread?


Both. The video posted in this thread led me to other videos that made it all simple to understand. I didn't even know A/C's even had capacitors, but I have dealt with them before installing high-powered audio systems in cars.



High taxes, redistribution of wealth, open borders, the erasure of gender, the primacy of skin color, the dumbing-down of education across the board: these are the policies the Democrats promote.
 
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You know an HVAC guy would have bent the OP over for a couple of C-notes, minimum.


Why is it such a problem for a business to make a profit?




 
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That is really cool (no joke)... if you will look back, I suggested whopping the box that holds the capacitor... which probably would have fixed the problem temporarily.. my point is now I know why using the special tool sometimes works and a better way to fix it.

seems like a neighbor friend had the same problem last year... he was complaining after the fact that the service tech charged him $185 to put a new capacitor in... personally I thought it sounded like a good deal.
 
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I just want to say thank you to all your responses. I purchased a new capacitor ($38.00) and the house is cool again.

Seriously, thanks to the Sigforum, my wife and I are going to survive the heat! I hope I can be of help to you sometime in the future!


Heat...? Bay Area...? Has it started to hit the 70’s there already? Come visit, there’s heat AND humidity here.

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Glad you’re up and running, AC is a wonderful thing.
 
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You know an HVAC guy would have bent the OP over for a couple of C-notes, minimum.


Why is it such a problem for a business to make a profit?


Not every business owner is as honest as you are.


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Just a reminder, remember to wash the condenser off. Get all the grass, leaves, ect off.
And no high pressure, just water flowing from the hose.



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That is really cool (no joke)... if you will look back, I suggested whopping the box that holds the capacitor... which probably would have fixed the problem temporarily.. my point is now I know why using the special tool sometimes works and a better way to fix it.


Real funny, coming from the guy who stated, "I suspect since you have not had it serviced for ... 16 years you are screwed.... even with servicing the unit is way past its expected life...."

If you feel whopping a bad capacitor with a hammer sounds like a good idea, by all means knock yourself out.
Do you whop your dead car battery in hopes the vehicle starts too?




 
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You know an HVAC guy would have bent the OP over for a couple of C-notes, minimum.


Why is it such a problem for a business to make a profit?


Not every business owner is as honest as you are.


I get and understand that, but a couple c-notes (total bill) for a capacitor replacement isn't bending someone over.




 
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I just paid 196.00 for the cap and a 92 dollar service call
 
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If you're ever in the area, I'll buy you a beer or six! Smile


Do I get a beer too? I called it as well. Smile




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OP - Glad you got your AC back! There's something to be said about doing things yourself.

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I get and understand that, but a couple c-notes (total bill) for a capacitor replacement isn't bending someone over.


I agree (and this coming from the ultimate cheapskate who likes to try to do things on his own Big Grin) - Around here, the service guy might be a 30 min drive away, spend 20 minutes to diagnose (and fix a simple issue) and have parts stocked in his van. I don't think $200+ would be out of line for that service at all.


What gets me worked up is the local utility company's service plan my fiancee and her mom are on and that probably wouldn't be so bad if the utility company was expedient with getting a service call and could fix something in one visit rather than a visit to diagnose (even though you told them enough to determine exactly what was wrong) and another visit a week to two later when they get the part (from a local distribution center)...
 
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