There is a discussion with a guy that says his air conditioner fan motor over heated and died because the manufacturer used a 7.5uF instead of the 5uF as stated on the motor. This motor has a run and a start capacitor. I think the cap just opened up or the bearings started to freeze. A friend lets me scavenge old HVAC units for parts and I've seen higher value caps on motors before. Someone told him that the cap has to be within 10% or the motor greatly overheats. I've always thought a little higher was better than being under. Certainly that much higher wouldn't damage the motor. The manufacturer must do it for some reason. Just curious.
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