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Motor hums but blade will not rotate

When I turn on the motor blade moves about a 1/4 inch and then stops though the motor keeps humming. Cleaned out insides, removed brake switch and reinstalled it. Motor ran fine. Shut it off and restarted it again and problem came back. What just broke?

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  • Andy bennett Feb 21, 2012

    thanks for the advise it confirmed what I was thinking though I probably would have bought a few extra unnecessary parts before the problem was solved. I have ordered the part and I will let you know the outcome. thanks

  • Andy bennett Mar 04, 2012

    It was the starter capacitor,thanks Tony

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Sounds like a start capacitor.

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