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Which motor capacitor for Hobart A200?

Hi, can anyone give me the specs. for the motor start capacitor on an A200 mixer? Hobart UK are quoting 3-4 week lead time and I can't wait that long so need to find an equivalant. many thanks in advance. (p.s. the manuals I have just state capacitor and P# 00-070487-00025, not the actual specs.)

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