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#1 posted 11-09-2018 09:50 PM

Locally? Motor repair shop, well drilling place, air conditioning repair guy, etc. any place that works on repairing motor driven machinery.

On line – just Google.

Just match the capacitance and get the same or higher voltage. The size of the can will need to fit the cover on the motor. You can do a “get me back in business” repair with one that doesn’t fit the cover and order a proper size for swapping later. They are not that expensive.

You could even “borrow” one from another motor to keep you going.

You can check the capacitor with a multimeter to see if it is bad. Brad will stop by shortly to tell you how to do it.

Edit: I knew it! Nine minutes after my post and Brad posted a reply.

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