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    Capacitor bad??

    Today I realized that my pump stoped working after it has been working fine all summer. I pump is only 2 years old, the motor makes a loud humming noise then shuts off ( which I think means it is over heating and tripping out on the thermal overload). I can spin the propeller freely so I know nothing is jammed or the motor is locked up, when testing the capacitor I'm getting no ohms at all, and no continuity. Am I right to think that the capacitor is bad??
    27k gallon In ground, vinyle, Hayward aqua rite swg turbo cell15, Taylor K-2006 test kit,Hayward heater, Hayward dex2421 DE filter, Ecco pool pump 2 HP single speed

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    Re: Capacitor bad??

    Those are the symptoms of a bad or loose cap. So I think you got it right.
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    Re: Capacitor bad??

    Quote Originally Posted by pabeader View Post
    Those are the symptoms of a bad or loose cap. So I think you got it right.
    Thanks, I'm going tomorrow to the supply house to pick up a new cap, hopefully it works lol. The caps date on it is 2011 even though we got the pump installed 2 years ago so it must have sat for a little while before it was used
    27k gallon In ground, vinyle, Hayward aqua rite swg turbo cell15, Taylor K-2006 test kit,Hayward heater, Hayward dex2421 DE filter, Ecco pool pump 2 HP single speed

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