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I need to replace a GE AC Capacitor. The I have a 97F9895

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I need to replace a GE AC Capacitor. The I have a 97F9895 Capacitor with 3 terminal locations on top. 1 of the three terminals have 4 wire hookups, 1 has 3 and 1 only has 1 wire hookup - Common (2 Yellow Wires), Fan (Brown Wire), HFRM (Blue Wire). I am replacing it with a ROTOM 36-5-370440 Run Capacitor which has only 2 terminal Locations on top with each having spots for 4 wires

I am unsure how to hook up my wires as it is a different capacitor.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Billy replied 1 year ago.
Hello,

The 3 terminal capacitor handles the compressor (terminal Herm) the fan (terminal fan) and C (common).

The 2 terminal capacitor only provides service for the fan motor.

Are you planning on leaving the 3 terminal in place just to handle the compressor and the 2 terminal for the fan motor?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I was hoping to replace the capacitor completely. I think the capacitor I have is completely shot as a grey gel has ruptured out of the side. If my ROTOM capacitor is unable replace it completely then I will have to buy one that has three terminals.

Expert:  Billy replied 1 year ago.
Correct..AND the microfarads must match exactly.

On the cap will be values like 35mf/5mf.....or 35uf/5uf

That means the compressor post herm will serve 35 microfarads and the fan terminal 5.

The cap must be rated correctly.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

So for a full replacement, my ROTOM is useless to me?


 


If I purchase a new capacitor with the same part number as my old one it should serve the same microfarad as the original. Correct?

Expert:  Billy replied 1 year ago.
That is correct.

I show you can use a 45/5mfd capacitor

Grainger 45/5 capacitor

The one you have will not work.

Make sure the herm and fan wires go to correct spots

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