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#1 Posted : Tuesday, March 26, 2013 5:31:12 PM(UTC)
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I'm trying to replace the capacitor on my furnace blower but I can't find a match for the old one. It's likely from the late 1980s. I know this units on its way out but I'm trying to buy some time.

The old capacitor is round plastic with two prongs on top. All the replacements including the one I got from the local hvac guys are two set of four prongs. Not sure what my options are here??? Thanks
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, March 26, 2013 6:10:53 PM(UTC)
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Hi.

Don't understand what is the problem you are experiencing. You are holding regular run capacitor 5mf/370v. The only difference would be - the new one is maybe oval. What you are getting is universal capacitor with several capacities. The one lead is common and the others are maybe 5,10, 15 mf. Choose the one you need - 5mf. The double contacts are for multiple wires if present.

Simon.

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#3 Posted : Tuesday, March 26, 2013 6:22:16 PM(UTC)
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So I can use the new one with 4 pins? I have only two wires? I'f you can't tell I'm learning as I go... One appliance at a time :)
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, March 26, 2013 7:23:00 PM(UTC)
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Hi.

Can you post the picture of the new one.
That will make it easier.

Simon.
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, March 26, 2013 7:29:13 PM(UTC)
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This is the new one. I was told its better?
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, March 26, 2013 7:37:34 PM(UTC)
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What you are holding is the right part. There are two contacts with four prongs each for multiple wires (if needed). Connect one wire to any of the left prongs and another one to any of the right prongs.
Put some electrical tape around connectors to prevent any short.

Simon.
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, March 26, 2013 7:40:10 PM(UTC)
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That was my first thought but I chickened out and took it off! Thanks so much for your time I really appreciate it!
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