View single post by Rod Rogers
 Posted: Thu Oct 29th, 2020 03:46 am
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Rod Rogers

Joined: Sun Nov 13th, 2005
Location: Salina, Kansas USA
The cap may be shorted, causing excess current in the start windings. That will "electrically lock" the rotor.

Substitute it with a 3.xx uf cap.(Can't read the exact value) You should be able to get one close in the ceiling fan dept at a big box store.

Or.....just disconnect one of the capacitor leads & see if it still locks up. If it quits locking up, give it a healthy push start & it will probably take off & run.