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Sourcing Run Capacitor -- Viking Wine Cellar

lothian

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30WC-6501.
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I have a Viking 15in under counter wine cellar (their term) model 30WC-6501.
I'm having difficulty sourcing a replacement run capacitor for this thing.

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It's unlikely I can get the exact replacement component for this 16yo appliance. But it is likely a spec-compatible capacitor will work, if I can find it.

Any suggestions? Recommendations? Links?
 
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Dan O.

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This one should work. While this image of the part shows 220 VAC another pic I seen showed that part at 250 VAC so the specs can likely very slightly. The exact voltage isn't necessary, the capacitance should be as close as possible though.

LINK > 10 uf Run Capacitor

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lothian

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Thanks for your reply. That link generalizes to the main webpage. Can you reply with the part number of the cap you recommend?
 

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You were too quick reading the message. I noticed that as well and corrected the link but apparently not in time.

Srry

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lothian

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Yup... I'm kinda stuck here in front of this PC, searching the nooks and crannies of the interweb for this run cap.

There are a handful of 10uf 250v caps available. Would any suffice?
 

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There are a handful of 10uf 250v caps available. Would any suffice?
Yes. As I stated, "The exact voltage isn't necessary, the capacitance should be as close as possible though. " The voltage can't be very much lower, but higher is no problem.
 

lothian

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Excellent. That avails a bunch of prospective run cap product options.

Q: Is the spec "25/085/21" any concern as I try to match a non-oem run cap?
 

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lothian said:
Is the spec "25/085/21" any concern as I try to match a non-oem run cap?
I have no idea what that number is, it isn't a capacitor "spec". It might be a manufacturer's SKU number, batch number or date code.

BTW Marvel made a model 30WC wine cooler. Your Viking might have been made by them too?

Dan O.
 

lothian

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Yeah... I noticed that.

The appliance tag inside the wine cooler... a'hem... wine cellar... reads "Viking Range Corporation", yet the number embossed under "model number" doesn't match Viking's model number format. This appliance is nearly 16yo; maybe Viking changed their model number scheme sometime after 2005. Still... as you mention, "30WC" matches Marvel, sooo... who knows.

This incongruity certainly makes sourcing a replacement run capacitor a time-consuming chore. ...bleh.
 
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Dan O.

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maybe Viking changed their model number scheme sometime after 2005.
Maybe they started sourcing them from a different manufacturer? You could try contacting Marvel and asking if it's one of theirs and if so, what part # is called for. Rebranding is a common practice.

Dan O.
 
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