Capacitor wires melted, does this sound right?
I had a capacitor fail on my condenser within the last year. The HVAC stopped working and I was not home when the technician serviced the unit. They are telling me that the wires to the capacitor has melted and fused to the cap requiring replacement of the capacitor and repair of the wires. I was told that the capacitor had not gone bad.
They theorized about a voltage surge but I'm wondering if that is the most likely culprit. We have a whole house service panel Leviton surge protector and it is still showing green. Could this be caused by a faulty capacitor or perhaps the plug in terminals were not secure and it arced?
I'm thinking about buying a US made amrad cap to relace the generic Chinese one that they have been using.