I need some advice here.
I turn on the planer and the motor starts spinning. A few seconds
later the breaker pops.
Its a 20 amp breaker.
I figure its either the capacitor or the centrifugal switch.
I've taken it apart and the switch looks clean, and there are no
obvious bulges on the start capacitor.
I think its the capacitor just because I think its more likely to go
bad than the switch.
I guess capacitors are cheap enough I aught to just go out and buy one
and try it out.
The planer is only 2 years old, hasnt really been used all that much
and sits in an unheated garage all winter long. Oh, I should say it
worked fine last fall, didnt work this spring, so it happened over the
winter. Unless a mouse crawled in it someplace that I havent found
yet, I think its the capacitor. It would be more temperature sensitive
more than the switch would.
Can anyone offer any troubleshooting tips/advise?