The Air Conditioner that lived at MadSnapper's house
As in NO AIR at ALL...
The repair man cometh... 1 burned wire and a transformer. woo hoo cold air
Dead again after 7 hours
The repair man cometh AGAIN the next day... a blown fuse...woo hoo cold air
Dead again in 1 hour
The repair man cometh a 3rd time in 3 days
Meet the Culprit.... a Capacitor and more melted wires.. We are now back in business and COLD.
TODAY is day FOUR still cooling,...
On day two of no calls to the repair man, I say to Bob as we drink our coffee in bed...
"What's a capacitor do????? I get up and grab Google Girl AKA Samsung Tablet, and Ask what is a capacitor.. She reads me a whole paragraph and I click on the link and WOW!
We read this article at Explain that stuff.com and read and read and read. We had a blast and now we both know that every thing electrical has a capacitor that stores high energy to kick start all things electric. Your camera has one, your radio, your TV... get the picture?
EVEN lightnng is caused by a GIANT capacitor in the sky..... NO KIDDING... since the site says it is copyright, click on above link if you want to know how lightning works and how clouds and ice and more clouds and ice trap energy between them and BOOM....
We now know that the little guy above MUST kick the big BOOM to get the compressor to turn on or it will burn the wires and kill the AC DEAD...... I do hope I did not get to technical for you