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The capacitor, its purpose and when it should be replaced…

Capacitor

Capacitors in garage door openers serve to provide the additional power required to operate most garage door openers.  This is needed because electrical outlets lack enough voltage to operate motors as large as those typically found in residential door operatorss.

When a capacitor is “blown”, the garage door opener will not function properly.  Some auxillary functions may work since the unit may still get power, but the most common symptom that indicates a faulty capacitor is when a homeowner states that nothing happens when they press the button.

Plano Overhead Garage door supplies three types of capacitors: 1) Model B430391 with a height of 3 3/8” and 1 7/16” in diameter with 220-250V and 53-64 MFD’s. 2) Model B3530393 with a height of 3 3/8” and 1 13/16” in diameter with 220-250 volts and 64-77 MFD’s 3) E213054 with height of approximately 4” and 1 13/16” in diameter with 250VAC, 50/60Hz 40/85/21.

Call or visit the showroom today for assistance in replacing your capacitor today. 972-422-1695

 

Submitted by Nick J. McGregor, CEO of Plano Overhead Garage Door

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