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Payne A/C Run Capacitor Condensing Unit #P291-4053RS

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This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the run capacitor on a Payne A/C condensing unit. The most common reasons for replacing the run capacitor are when the air conditioner isn’t cold enough or isn’t cooling at all, the condenser fan motor doesn’t run, or the condensing unit doesn’t run.

All of the information for this run capacitor replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Payne

Tools used: quarter inch socket, 5/16 inch socket

Step By Step Instructions

1
To replace the run capacitor in your central air condensing unit first shut off the power to the unit.
2
You can do this by removing the fuses from the disconnect box or switching off the circuit breaker.
3
Use a 5/16th inch socket or nut driver to unthread the lower screws securing the access cover.
4
Loosen the upper screws and remove the cover.
5
To ensure the run capacitor is discharged, place a screwdriver with an insulated handle across both sets of terminals – avoid touching the screwdriver blade.
6
Now note the designated terminals the capacitor wires are attached to and disconnect the wires.
7
Use a quarter-inch socket or nut driver to loosen the mounting bracket screws.
8
Slide the old capacitor out.
9
Install the new run capacitor by sliding it into the mounting bracket then tighten the screws to secure.
10
Connect the wires to the appropriate terminals on the new capacitor.
11
Realign the access cover.
12
Tighten the upper screws and rethread the lower ones.
13
With the repair completed, restore power to the condensing unit and your central air system should be ready for use.
Description
This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the run capacitor on a Payne A/C condensing unit. The most common reasons for replacing the run capacitor are when the air conditioner isn’t cold enough or isn’t cooling at all, the condenser fan motor doesn’t run, or the condensing unit doesn’t run.

All of the information for this run capacitor replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Payne

Tools used: quarter inch socket, 5/16 inch socket
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
To replace the run capacitor in your central air condensing unit first shut off the power to the unit.
2
You can do this by removing the fuses from the disconnect box or switching off the circuit breaker.
3
Use a 5/16th inch socket or nut driver to unthread the lower screws securing the access cover.
4
Loosen the upper screws and remove the cover.
5
To ensure the run capacitor is discharged, place a screwdriver with an insulated handle across both sets of terminals – avoid touching the screwdriver blade.
6
Now note the designated terminals the capacitor wires are attached to and disconnect the wires.
7
Use a quarter-inch socket or nut driver to loosen the mounting bracket screws.
8
Slide the old capacitor out.
9
Install the new run capacitor by sliding it into the mounting bracket then tighten the screws to secure.
10
Connect the wires to the appropriate terminals on the new capacitor.
11
Realign the access cover.
12
Tighten the upper screws and rethread the lower ones.
13
With the repair completed, restore power to the condensing unit and your central air system should be ready for use.

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