Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma AC Capacitors
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I just use a 35 dollar capacitor tester about every 6 months on every capacitor on Kimberlite. I always find a few that are low or too low to be operational.
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2017 10:40 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma AC Capacitors
Sorry group to pile onto this topic however, this evening I found the forward stateroom filled with smoke. After examination of the AC unit, one of the fan capacitors had a big hole in it. I also located, what I believe are, the two start capacitors inside the control box. Is it a safe assumption that all three AC units use the same 5 capacitors (3 fan and 2 start)? My thought is to replace all the capacitors on all three AC units and put these on some kind of maintenance schedule. Any feedback on whether this is a good idea? If so, how often should they be switched out?
Any input is appreciated.