: My 6gal/6hp compressor motor would start, then smoke would start coming
: out of the capacitor. Seems the startup circuit wasn't disengaging
: once the motor had started.
: Took the motor down to a rebuild shop - they disassembled it and found
: wasps had built their mud nest around the armature, thus holding the
: switch assembly in the closed position. A minor cleanup was all
: it needed fortunately, I never left it on long enough to damage the
: capacitor or the windings.
: Once I got it back on the compressor, a screen covering over the motor
: ends has kept them durn wasps from making my compressor motor a home.
:But the wasps wanted the luxury of a "motor home "