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John Kinch16/09/2010 18:39:17
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Hi, all,   The motor on my multifunction machine packed up due to trapped thin off-cuts. I went to start it up and it made some unusual noises and cut out. When I was trying to troubleshoot it I found one of the two starter capacitors was very hot whilst the other was normal. Could this be the reason it won't start now, although it hums when switch on but won't turn.
    I checked out the internet for a replacement capacitor but had to buy 1000 minimum from China, nobody in this country sells them. The capacitor is a CD60 300mf 50/60Hz 3.75 ins long and 2ins diameter.
    Can anyone help with my problem please.
                                                                                         John K.
Oddjob16/09/2010 19:34:27
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I feel sure that someone in this country must have something suitable.  I suggest you talk to you local motor rewind people.  One in Stoke on Trent found one to suit a B & Q pressure washer for me a while ago.
Sam16/09/2010 20:08:05
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John , I had exactly the same symptons with my Cement Mixer . The switch would lock on and the motor hummmm , but wouldnt revolve even by hand . It turned out to be the winding , but proved cheaper to replace motor .
Sparky16/09/2010 20:12:40
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You could try this company.....►► ◄◄ .No mini Order now, fast delivery.
you might get lucky.
George Arnold16/09/2010 20:31:26
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Put Electric motors spares and repairs in Google search there are loads of suppliers for electric moters and spares.
dennis wake17/09/2010 06:18:26
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hi john
   if it is only the capasitor you will be able to start the motor with a little push (but do this safly ) that will tell you if it is the copasitor or the motor. then all you need is the info of the capasitor and go to a washert repair shop and get one from them at a fraction of the cost. i got one for a lathe from them for about £12.
Olly Parry-Jones17/09/2010 22:37:04
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As Dennis says; capacitors are so cheap that it's worth a shot. Maplins also stock them, if you have one near you (have a look on their website).
John Kinch18/09/2010 18:14:07
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Hi, sorry it has taken a while to answer but I am in the throws of renewing the kitchen.
 Sarky, thanks for that address, but I have already tried it,thanks
 Dennis, Iwent straight out and tried what you said using apiece of wood to try to spin the motor, but that didn't work, thanks.
 OPJ, I looked at maplins sight but they only seemed to cater for the pcb components but nothing large enough for my motor, thanks.
   I have had a peek inside the starter box and found 3 20Amp fuses and checked them for continuity with my avometer, but they were not open circuit. This box contains loads of connectors and wiring, most unusual for a simple motor link up.
 I think I may have to phone for an electrical engineer to check it out for me, I don't want to do any more damage in case it is only a trip switch I can't find, or haven't found as yet. I think I will have another look in case I missed something before.  
  John K.

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