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Motor on vegetable cutter 230v stall

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SimonTHK

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Hello smart people.
I have a vegetable cutter that when I start it, the motor stall, making a sound and sometimes starts turning, sometimes doesnt. Then I have to shut off and on and then it probably start. I see the motor has a big capacitor attached to it, I dont really see any brushes, not easily available atleast. It is like it turns a milimeter jumping back and forth between that milimeter.
What do you think cause this?

Thanks in advance
 

Nigel Goodwin

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Presumably the big capacitor is the motor start capacitor?, it could well be that causing the problem, it's a common failure - replacements are easily available, it will have the value required printed on it.
 

SimonTHK

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That was my thought too. It doesnt have anything else than a motor, so a big (10 cm long) capacitor attached to the motor, must probably be a start capacitor.
Do you have any insight´s into brushes? Does a 230v allways use brushes or dont? When it has a start capacitor, does it even have brushes? Some 230v motors like in drills and alike, has a small capacitor and brushes.
Thank you, I will change the capacitor as a first thing.
 

MaxHeadRoom78

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Ensure you get a motor start rated cap, it could also have a centrifugal switch in the motor that can cause the same problem.
Also do not use one of Chinese origin.
Max.
 

SimonTHK

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Thanks. I ordered a new capacitor fro local store. Receive next week. Probably not Chinese then. I'll get back when tested. Thank you for help
 

audioguru

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In the produce department in grocery stores I see vegetables that look like a log of wood with a name I cannot pronounce. Are you trying to cut these??
 
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