Just purchased a replacement pump for my 14*28 in-ground pool. Specs on the pump:
Dual speed - 115/230 volts
Max amps 15.0/7.5
I wired it for the 230 volt configuration. When I turned it on, it appeared to start running for several seconds and then I saw a small explosion towards the rear of the motor. The breaker then tripped. I also tried the 115 volt configuration after that. The motor ran but started immediately giving off a rubbery smelling smoke. So I gave up. Reading around, it sounds like the capacitor may have blown.
Would that be your assessment as well? Do I need to order a new capacitor?
What could have caused that? I did confirm that the electrical feed is 230 volts.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.