Motor Trouble-Shooting (4)

Problem:
Motor takes too long to accelerate.

Like Causes:
1. Defective capacitor
2. Faulty stationary switch.
3. Bad bearings.
4. Voltage too low.

What To Do:
1. Test capacitor per previous instructions.
2. Inspect switch contacts and connections. Verify that switch reeds have some spring in them.
3. Noisy or rough feeling bearings should be replaced.
4. Make sure that the voltage is within 10% of the motor’s nameplate rating. If not, contact power company or check if some other equipment is taking power away from the motor.

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