I have a York H2RA036S06D air conditioner that is 12 years old. The lights went out Friday and when they came back on the outside unit would not start. I cycled the breakers in the house and did a quick check for loose wires at the outside unit. If I spin the fan when the unit is trying to start, the fan starts; but the compressor does not because no cool air comes out of the vents in the house. This seems to indicate that I have a bad capacitor in front of the fan. I did not take the unit apart to get to the compressor to do a wire check there. Does this capacitor affect the compressor also, or did something else die when the lights went out? The unit was re-charged last year. Before the lights went out, the unit was able to keep the house livable.
Can you tell me what size unit this is and is it big enough for a 2800 square foot, 3 level home in the Washington DC area?