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18-08-2012, 03:15 AM
My 1/4 HP Embraco FGS 80HAW R-134a refrigerator compressor says it uses a 20 uF run capacitor specifically, but, it starts and runs with refrigerant under pressure, and works without the capacitor attached.

I don't know about run capacitors. Could the lack of a run capacitor be affecting its efficiency?

18-08-2012, 07:13 AM
Capacitor is for power correction so yeah, reconnect it.

Yuri B.
18-08-2012, 06:10 PM
Motors with a run capacitor cannot work without one. Do you mean the compressor start, then the capacitor is disconnected and the compressor continues to run ? Then it is start capacitor.