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I have a burnt out capacitor can i just replace it or do i have to replace motor.

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You can start by replacing the capacitor. This should solve the problem, but if it doesn't, you will need to consider having the motor rebuilt or replaced.
Generally a capacitor should run you anywhere from $2 - 30 depending on where you get it from.

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