Looking for run capacitor source

aholmes5

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Aug 9, 2011
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Houston, TX
#1
I have a Pentair 1HP Whisperflo main pump with a bad capacitor. I pulled the capacitor from my working water feature pump and put it in the main pump with great success. The pump appears to use an A.O. Smith motor and has a 30uF (±6%) 370VAC run capacitor (oil filled). LPS doesn't carry them. The model is a CSC 628318-308. Does anyone have a good (ie - non-price gouging) online source or a Houston, TX source for motor capacitors?

Should I upgrade capacitor to a higher farad or higher voltage model?

Thanks, Alex
 

JohnT

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Apr 4, 2007
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SW Indiana
#2
Poolcenter.com carries them.

Don't change capacitance or voltage. It probably won't work if the capacitance changes, and there is no benefit to going up in voltage.

ETA: Just checked and poolcenter is out of stock. The part number is RD-50-370
 

acamato

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May 12, 2008
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#5
Why does the uf need to stay the same? With air conditioner's you add capicatance (hard start) when they have issues starting.

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