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Berkel Slicer won't start

I have an old Berkel model 2040 slicer. When I press the on button, I hear the motor hum but the blade won't spin. If I push the blade with my hand, it spins and works properly. That is until I turn it off. Then it's back to push starting it. To complicate things, this problem doesn't always arise. It will work normally (turn right on and blade spin) for hours or even days and then out of the clear blue it goes back to having to "jump start" it. Anyone ever come across anything like this

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Had the same problem, test your capacitor, that should be the cause of it. Good luck.

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