Problem with wiring that attaches to start capacitor

suerou

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Jun 25, 2018
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Charlton ma
Not sure if anyone has had this happen but when I tried to switch out a bad start capacitor for a new one the connector that slides onto the capacitor broke off from the wire. I have stripped some of the insulator covering on the wire but I can't seem to find where to buy the flag connector. I am attaching a picture of the old connector and a new one that is red sold to me by local electrical supply store. I am concerned that the red one may melt if the pump motor heats up. Appreciate anyone who has experienced this problem giving me some advice. Thank you, I have been looking online for hours but can't solve this!
 

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jblizzle

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May 19, 2010
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Tucson, AZ
Did the old one have insulation?
I think the plastic should be fine, although it is easy enough to cut off the plastic if you wanted.

I am very surprised that the electrical supply store did not have some un-insulated ones. I know the place I go to has them. Usually they have the clear rubber insulator you can slide on if desired.
 

suerou

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Jun 25, 2018
22
Charlton ma
The old one did not have insulation either. I may try another supply store. Just to be sure. Thanks for your thoughts, appreciate it.
 

JamesW

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Mar 2, 2011
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They're available it's a 1/4" uninsulated flag connector. I think that the wire size is about #14.
 

proavia

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Feb 6, 2015
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Chandler AZ
The original is a 1/4" female 90 degree spade connector - like these
Power First 5UGK9 Bare Female Flag Disconnect

The above are for 14-16 gauge wire - get ones for your wire gauge. Price shown is for 100/box. If you can't find just a couple at a local supply house, ask an electrician or electrical contractor if they will sell you a few.