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The Capacitor is the battery for your pool motor. It provides the energy needed while starting, to reach 3450 rpm quickly. Replace your capacitor when the shaft can be spun freely with a wrench or by hand, and when powering the motor, you hear a buzz or a hum from the motor, but no impeller movement. Replace your old capacitor with an exact match to the MFD number on the new capacitor.

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