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Thread: How many capacitors in my pump motor?

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    How many capacitors in my pump motor?

    Today my pump would not start and all I got was a humming noise from the motor, until eventually the circuit breaker tripped. I had visions of a major repair job and cost on my hands until I read some of the forum posts here talking about how it could just be the capacitor(s). But some of the posts mention a pump motor could have either 1 or 2 capacitors. Before I spend the time trying to remove the back cover and look for a second capacitor (I have the hump on top so I know where at least 1 capacitor is), can anyone help me determine if my motor has 1 or 2 capacitors? I've done a bit of research online but cannot find any documentation on the actual motor parts.

    Here is what I do know....

    - Jandy PlusHP Model PHPM2.0
    - Century Centurion/A.O.Smith motor
    - Part #7-193987-24
    - Type: CX
    - FR: Y56Y
    - Replacement Part # R047913
    20'6" X 38'6" (609 sqft)
    22,500 gal gunite/plaster IGP
    DE filter, Jandy 2HP pump, Nature2 Sanitizer (removed cartridge!)
    Raypak 39.9K BTU gas heater
    2 ColorLogic lights, Polaris 360 pool cleaner

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    Re: How many capacitors in my pump motor?

    I'm pretty sure that it only has the one on top. It's easy to check the back to be sure (assuming that the screws aren't corroded and won't come out).

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