12 years ago
I have a 350W induction motor which tends to blow up when starting.
There is a large flash and bang from about where the centrifugal switch
is and the fuses blow.
If the fuses are replaced it just starts and runs as normal until the
next time it decides to blow up. Which is fine except the bang is
disconcerting and off-putting, it's expensive in fuses, and fuses are
not always available to hand.
I'm thinking perhaps the start capacitor is shorted? Would that make sense?
Does the actual value of the stat capacitor matter much?
At present it's marked 150 uF 250 VAC. I don't have one that value but I
might be able to find one of a different, probably larger, value.
-- Peter Fairbrother