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#1 posted 09-25-2012 06:34 PM

White smoke usually means the windings went or an internal capacitor blew. This would almost certainly be a Capacitor start/Induction run motor, and there may actually be a capacitor inside the motor, or possibly in a junction box nearby, or in the connection box on the motor. In any case, I don’t know if I would plug it in without first checking to see if the windings have shorted to ground. Get an ohmmeter, put one probe to the casing metal, one to the leads, if you get anything in the way of a reading, your windings are touching the case and it should not be plugged in for any reason.

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