Motor capacitor size?
My mill has a single-phase motor in the column that powers the table feed. Last weekend it stopped working, or rather it would only hum or start randomly going either way. I stripped it out and found the capacitor has failed. Tried it with another capacitor, but one that is half the size, and it works just fine on the bench.
I've ordered another 16uf capacitor for the motor but will I do any harm to the motor by running it with a 7.5uf one for now? There's very little load on the motor running the table feed.
Peter - novice home machinist, modern motorcycle enthusiast.
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