New capacitor blows after 10sec
Folling a post about a part I was looking for I found out that its called a capacitor. After finding 1 which was'nt an easy job due to where I am located, the back of beyond I believe it to be called, I fitted it and hooked it up to the power. Pulled the switch and off she went. Great I taught. Back in business. Well for about 10 seconds at least. The 10 seconds ended in the new capacitor going to capacitor heven in a cloud of white smoke. Great I taught, back to square 1.
Any reason why this happened?
Just a reminder, its a 3hp single phase (230 volt) 200ltr air compressor made by Shamel.
Cheers in advance,
Conor, I am not an electrician.
I've moved this post to the electrical troubleshooting page in the hope that an electrical guru out there can help.
I WANT TO KNOW HOW TO CONVERT A THREE PHASE DOWN TO 240
DONT HAVE 440 POWER ONLY 240 SNEED TO CONVERT THIS MOTOR TO 240 ITS GOT LOW AN HIGH AN IDONTKNOW HOW TO WIRE IT OR THE PRESSURE SWITCH
Hi Wayne. Your question is posted. Good luck!
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If the Motor is good then, Please tell me why it will not run?.
by Carl wilkins
Had the motor checked, motor is fine.
Check power, I am getting power all the way up to the motor.
I can not figure out why the motor will not run.
When I watched it run when being checked.
Any Ideas. Wilkinsrepair@bellsouth.net