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FIXED Jenn-Air M167W Can't find replacement capacitor

SvenLown

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I've found a universal capacitor on amazon, but each terminal has 2 prongs. For the existing one I have, each of the terminals has 4 prongs.

amazon.com/dp/B09LYSQHCC

The current capacitor says

0.92uf 1750V 60Hz 70C
 

Dan O.

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SvenLown said:
For the existing one I have, each of the terminals has 4 prongs.

How many wires are attached to each of those terminals?


Dan O.
 

Dan O.

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That’s unusual but not a big problem. You’ll just need to find a connector to join 2 of those 3 terminals together before attaching to the capacitor.

When i get a chance I’ll see if i can find some examples to show you.

Dan O.
 

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Here are a couple terminal types that could be used. One plugs onto one of the terminals and then allows 2 other spade terminals to plug onto it. The second 'piggy back spade' terminal would replace one of the existing wire terminals and once it was plugged onto the capacitor allows a second spade terminal to be mounted on it piggy back.

double spade.jpg piggy back spade.jpg

I don't know their proper names but 'double spade' adapter or 'piggy back' spade terminal might get the idea across. Many hardware store or electronic component suppliers might have something usable.

Dan O.
 

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Thanks a lot. I searched "double spade connector" on amazon and I found what you mentioned.

I'm going to try to look locally first to see if I can buy a single one somewhere. I don't really see myself using 10 of these.
 

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A local appliance servicer or service depot might have one in their toolbox they'll just give you. If you use one, make sure the elevated wires are insulated and won't contact any other metal once installed.

Dan O.
 

SvenLown

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Got the double connector and put everything back together. Everything seems to be working well.

A big thanks again to you Dan.
 

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I'm glad you could keep another appliance out of the landfill.

Thanks for the followup.

Dan O.
 
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