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Angulo 01-07-2013 10:55 AM

Capacitor needed for a Flymow rotary mower?
I have a Electrolux/flymo electric rotary mower RE330.It has decided not to work. The 'User Manual' shows how to tightn up the handles but that's it !!
I have taken the motor out and it looks clean enough, tested the switch connections and they follow through ok. There is a small cylinder attached
Sintex45Sand 12 uf which is either a capacitor or condenser (dont know the difference). Can this go wrong and block the voltage getting through.
Thanks for any info. Angulo

joed 01-07-2013 11:00 AM

Capacitor and condenser are the same thing. It will not block the voltage but it might prevent the motor from starting if itis defective.
Do you measure voltage at the motor?

Seattle2k 01-07-2013 11:09 AM

Be careful working with capacitors.

Angulo 01-07-2013 12:00 PM

Capacitor needed for a Flymow rotary mower?
No I didnt check the voltage. Its in the garden and its dark ! I will check tomorrow. All I have tested is that the switch is working by putting a 3 volt test lead from the power inlet to the plus/minus feeds after this and both light. But from there one lead goes through the capacitor but if this has 'blown' or whatever happens to these things I still wont know which is the culprit

Angulo 01-08-2013 11:18 AM

Rotary Mower
Hi, thanks for all your advice, I dismantled the switch box and it wasnt a good connection. I didnt suspect this as when I originally tried it I just got a whineing noise. When I heard that I didnt want to push it further. It is all bck together and works, thanks a lot guys

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