Vintage Delta Start Capacitor Problems.

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On Tue, 23 Sep 2008 09:08:00 -0500, Tom Veatch wrote:

My experience may be slanted towards the difficulty in getting a true dustproof switch in a motor that is truly going to be in a very dusty environment.
It is a problem that had more warranty action.
However, you may be right in that if a switch is well designed and well made, gone through many cycles then failure of the cap may be just as prevelant.
Frank
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As a journeyman electrician and a electronics technologist. " dead cap" or "busted centriflucle switch" no....big.......deal .... take cap and /or motor to any electrical parts dealer... get off the shelf.
Stu

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Before you go purchasing a capacitor, if you are comfortable opening up motors, disassemble it and check out the starting switch, it may be stuck in the open position. The mechanism may need cleaning and lubricating so that it operates smoothly. It should be closed when stopped, and when power is applied the motor should start with the starting switch opening as it approaches operating speed.

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"EXT" wrote:

When you open up a motor, you are almost guaranteed to "brinell" the ball bearings getting the motor open which is why most motor shops replace the bearings when they open a motor.
Unless you have an arbor press, and the knowledge how to reassemble a motor so you don't "brinell" the new bearings during assembly, opening up a motor is to be avoided by the amatuer.
Lew
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