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Re: [Shop-talk] the pool PUMP is out

To: Randall <>, shop-talk <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] the pool PUMP is out
From: David Scheidt <>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 17:57:54 -0400
On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 5:30 PM, Randall<> wrote:

> Not likely to hurt the capacitor (AC capacitors don't have polarity so
> there's no worry about hooking it up backwards). B If the motor doesn't
> most likely it will just pop the circuit breaker. B The main thing to watch
> for, IMO, is having it run backwards.
> However, you might want to chase down where the start switch or relay is
> check that it works. B It should kill the current through the start
> and winding once the motor is up to speed. B If it doesn't, the capacitor
> will soon fail again (if the motor doesn't overheat or pop the breaker).

There are capacitor run motors, as well.  Where the start winding is
left attached.  If i rember right, they don't get very big, though.

David Scheidt
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