Capacitor Exploded - Why?

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Capacitor Exploded - Why?

Postby captjake » Sat 06 Oct, 2012 21:31

2hp, 2-speed pump used for spa. brand new motor. installed, turned on, impeller up to speed and bam, capacitor exploded. breaker did not trip. anyone know what is going on?


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Capacitor Exploded - Why?

Postby mas985 » Mon 08 Oct, 2012 09:53

Infant mortality. There was probably a defect in the capacitor or maybe even the motor. If you replace it and it happens again, then it is probably a motor defect.
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