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Depending on the make and model of your appiance and the type of motor used the capacitor would vary in shape and size. Usually cylindrical or square. Either plastic or aluminium casing. It will be connected across the motor windings. Look for a rated value printed on it in micro-farads.(uf) and a voltage.

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