|Forum topic by Hoowaa||posted 11-24-2015 05:00 PM||1200 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
11-24-2015 05:00 PM
When I try and start my Delta 50-850, it attempts to start but trips the breaker after about 5 seconds.
I checked out some blogs and initially thought I had a problem with the “motor starting capacitor”.
I removed the cover (located outside the motor opposite to the on/off switch) and saw that the capacitor was bulging.
I installed a new capacitor based on what people on other blogs recommended (BC-200 – 200-240MFD 110.125/VAC). The machine started up as if it had a shot of adrenaline but the breaker tripped after a few seconds.
I went into Granger with the old capacitor and asked them for a replacement. They told me that it was a run capacitor and NOT a starting capacitor. they didn’t have the exact capacitor but he thought one with the following specs may work: 2MEC9 30uF 5% 370VAC 60/50HZ Rated to 85C max temp.
When I installed it, the machine functioned just like it did with the old capacitor. It would try to start for a few seconds and then the breaker trips.
Any thoughts on what I should try next?
I will try and get some pictures uploaded shortly.