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Is there presently a capacitor attached to the motor?
Is there signs that one used to be attached?
All it says on the motor name plate is:
"Use with 170 MFD Capacitor" and no further description.
I tried it by connecting brown wire to ground wire on house receptable, and it runs OK. However, when I switched off without disconnecting, it had started running at very slow speed. I know it is dangerous so I disconnected it. Could you tell me what kind of capacitor I need and how to connect to wire?
NORMALLY *(No guarantees) a 5 UF 370 volt capacitor connected across white and brown with supply across white and black as normal. Don't accept yet, let me know how it works.
Hello Sir Sparks,
Thanks for info. I will try to buy it somewhere locally if I can find it, and let you know when I try it. Not sure how soon, though. Thanks so much.
Neutral feedback hurts me and is for no reason. I CLEARLY told you not to accept my answer yet! I will not assist you further.
Dear Sir Sarks,
I had tried your suggestion, and it worked, then found another major problem of damaged wiring due to much too old and heavily used motor. No way to save motor, and I sent it to recycle. Thanks for your advise and local repair shop appraisedyour replay, as it worked. Thanks so much.