This is a quick video that details the installation of a 5-2-1 “compressor saver” hard start kit. These kits are very easy to install, with only three wires to connect. Even if you don’t currently have any issues with your system, installing one of these kits will typically make the compressor last longer by not letting it remain on startup for any longer than it has to. These kits can be found on the Internet for about $50.00.
Remember to de-energize the unit prior to removing any panels. Then check line voltage and capacitor voltage with a multi-meter to ensure that there are no hazardous voltages present. (12/13/2014)
Post time: Dec-02-2019