Pump starts, stops 1 or 2 secs later after start cap lost


Old 05-31-05, 09:00 PM
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Pump starts, stops 1 or 2 secs later after start cap lost

I lost the start cap, and possibly the run cap in a red jacket control box. I replaced the control box with a Franklin unit with the same size electrical specs, except it doesn't have the run cap. Now the motor pumps for a second or two, and then stops. Sometime it will cycle again. If I power cycle it will repeat the same pattern, but never just run. Is this a problem because I am missing the run cap, or could it be a bad pump, or something el
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Old 06-01-05, 06:29 AM
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If there was a run cap in the old box, then you'll need one for the new one, too. Some motors require a start cap, and some require a run cap, while still others, like yours, require both.
Install the proper box before the pump motor gets permanately damaged.
Old 06-01-05, 07:09 PM
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Thanks for the advice, the new one is on order, and the old one is out pending its arival.
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