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|Posted: Mon Jan 14th, 2008 08:32 am||
Budget Appliance Repair
AccApp wrote:That compressor is drawing way too much current for my taste. I'd start saving for a new unit.
Most newer boxes, (I would say under 10years old), are energy efficient units and usually have a run capacitor. Generally you will see a high of around 8-10 amps just for a second when starting then you should see the amp draw go down below 2 amps then as the unit runs it should be running at around .8 - 1.2 amps, (this is the total amps read at the power cord, not just the compressor, so it also includes both fans).
I very seldom take an amp reading of just the compressor but when I have on one that shows the above characteristics I have usually seen around .5 - .6 amps for just the compressor after it has been running for about 5 minutes.
William Burk (Willie)
Willie's Budget Appliance Repair
Eureka, CA 95501