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Oscillating Spindle/bobbin sander startup issue

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Sachakins

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Hi, I have a generic bobbin sander, it's not had a lot of use, but today, when pressing start button, motor hummed but not working.
In desperation I tried spinning the bobbin by hand, then it ran ok.
This happened about 5 times today, so have abandoned sanding on it today.

Before I tear it apart, does anyone have suggestions on what the problem may be, or even what should I be looking for when I open it up to investigate.

Really need to get it running, load of internal curves to sand.

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Old.bodger

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Yep almost certainly the capacitor. Just swap like for like. Attention to the correct voltage rating.
 

Sachakins

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Thanks, I'll strip it the weekend. Any idea what sort of cost I would be looking at?
 

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Thanks, I'll strip it the weekend. Any idea what sort of cost I would be looking at?
One and only time I bought one it was three or £4, just be careful it may be charged when it arrives so put a screwdriver across the terminals to defuse it, same with the one you are removing, you can get a nasty jolt from them. Ian
 

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