Replacing run capacitor

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by tanjera, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. tanjera

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    Apr 7, 2011
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    Hi All
    Please I need some advice!
    The run cap on my tumble drier exploded! It is labelled CBB61 7 micro farad 450VAC - The only replacement I could easily lay my hands on was a 8 micro farad unit at 450V.

    The drier now starts but runs for a while then stops for about 5 sec before it will start again.

    Thanks
    Hennie
     
  2. R!f@@

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    Check whether it is over heating. It could be a thermal switch inside tripping due to heat.
     
  3. tanjera

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    Apr 7, 2011
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    Thanks Riff that was indeed the problem!
    Hennie:D
     
  4. R!f@@

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    Ur Welcome...:)

    By the way do not bypass it, motor will burn. Check for the cause
     
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