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My 2 H.P. electric motor on the Task Force 5 ton log splitter hums when I depress the start button but will not tturn

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It probaby is the capacitor. Check for a loose connection or burnt wire on it. Use an old timey el cheaper meter on ohms to test it. Remove the capacitor being careful not to discharge it and check between the terminals. If you see a slight hop while reversing polarization then the cap is fine. If it has no reading it is open inside which is probably the problem. If it was shorted then the needle on the meter would move over and stay and that would cause the circuit breaker to flip everytime you try to start it. Probably a bad capacitor. Easy fix.

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The capacitor that starts the motor is bad

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