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Motor hums but does't start is this the starting capistor

The motor hums but does not start is this the starting caoistor

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Thank you for posting your question here on Fixya.com.

It may be or it may be the starting switch, but could also be more severe such as the winding itself. You will need to check all of them. You will also want to examine the shaft where it passes thru the pump and motor and look for signs of rust from a pump seal leak.

If you are not familiar with testing these parts your best bet would be a local electric motor repair shop to see if the motor can be repaired or if it would need to be replaced. They should also be able to ensure there is no pump damage.

If this answer does not fix your problem, please comment with additional details prior to rating the answer. Positive feedback is appreciated once your problem is solved!

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