My pool pump failed to start the other day. I have it on a timer and woke up to the circuit being tripped. After flipping the breaker and trying to start the pump, the pump would just hum for 10-15 seconds then trip the breaker. I took off the back cover to try to work the shaft to see if it was stuck again (had trouble with the pump when I opened the pool but was able to get it going after working the shaft back and forth). It moved fairly easily back and forth. I tried starting the pump with the cover off to see if I could notice anything wrong. When I did that the governor was spinning slowly and the shaft appeared to be spinning with it (maybe a quarter turn every couple seconds). After doing some research I thought maybe the capacitor was gone so I ordered a new one. When I hooked up the new one, the problem persisted. I used a multimeter to test both capacitors and when I set it to 2k on resistance, both read .001L and then 0 after a second. So maybe the replacement capacitor is also bad? I'm not sure and any help is appreciated.
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