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Flotec 1/2 hp motor only buzzes when circuit breaker is turned on...

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Hi i had the same problem last week mine turned out to be two things 1 the filter was blocked and 2 the capasitor was shot and i had to change it if this the case never downgrade but y can always upgrade hope this helps

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2. Check if the circuit breaker supplying power to your
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