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Pump just begins to start then switches off. It re-sets itself and I can turn in back on in a minute or so, but it just keeps shutting off. I have replaced the capacitor on top, and it ran fine for the last 3 months.

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Capacitors fail because the switch internal to the motor stays closed too long during a start up causing the capacitor to rupture. That same switch is responsible for starting the motor. Since you had a cap fail and now the motor won't start I'd say you need to look at replacing the switch or possibly the motor. A lot of this will depend on the age of the motor and what if anything else is wrong internally. Once you have a complete diagnosis you'll need to decide if it is worth repairing the motor/pump or if a new one is a better route.

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