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Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi) wrote: »
Yesterday I got a postcard in the mail notifying me that I've been identified as a potential member of a class suing a list of capacitor manufacturers. This is due to faulty electrolytic caps I may have purchased in the past. Apparently, I don't have to do anything to remain in the class, but I have to notify the litigants if I want to excuse myself from the class and pursue damages on my own.
I threw the postcard away. By the time any damages trickle down to me from my minuscule purchases, I might have a check for ten cents to cash.
xanadu wrote: »
No air conditioning for 3 days. I made assumptions and decided not to troubleshoot.
Popped cap... $300 installed
frank freedman wrote: »
Hope they changed out the contactor and checked the wires into it. Had a nasty surprise when the outside fan motor failed. (Oh, make sure to get exact replacement parts, not necessarily OEM, but same form, fit, no extra wires and openings some "universal" replacements have). Changed out the fan motor, decided to inspect the rest. Contactor surface fried and not worth doing anything with, spent $25 for new higher rating part. Found leads from wall box were........aluminum!!! And the anti-oxidant compound was crumbling off. Think motor was $100 @parts house. So for under $200, fan good and fire potential remedied.
erco wrote: »
A drop in the ocean, either way.