Pump condensor

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gwilymfloyd
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Pump condensor

Postby gwilymfloyd » Wed 29 Jul, 2009 09:33

Whilst I have an in depth knowledge on pools and pool management, I have a question that needs a specific expert opinion.
Pool pump capacitors are very expensive. Mine is a 16uf which is fading fast. My question is, can I use a universal capacitor ie for washing machine or dishwasher as long as it is rated 16uf? They are much, much cheaper.


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Pump condensor

Postby czechmate » Wed 29 Jul, 2009 19:38

The value is 16 microFarad. That is only thing that matters. I beleive there is a starting and running part. Than the physical size, to fit in the motor packerhead. I have replaced it recently. Paid about 13 bucks.

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