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Posted on Do I need a new start capacitor?

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#1 posted 11-06-2012 06:07 PM

If a motor is slow or hums on startup and the motor is fine if you give the pulley a hand (WATCH YOUR FINGERS!) then it is the start capacitor. Before I dug into the motor I’d take the switch apart, maybe just wire in a temporary new one (heavy duty 20 amp switch from hardware store is fine) and see if that is the problem.

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