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#1 posted 09-30-2013 05:08 PM

When trying to reset the overload button on the motor, usually they can be pushed in and will not “catch” until the motor cools down, usually over five minutes, very rarely over 30 minutes. If the button won’t stay down, the overload switch is toast. They can be changed out, but are sometimes difficult to find a replacement, especially on a foreign made motor. A motor shop could do it for you, but after parts and labor you’d be close to the price of a new foreign made replacement or lightly used domestically manufactured motor. Checking the capacitor is a good idea too, if there is any open circuit anywhere it’s going to cause problems with either running or starting, if not both.

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