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I have a EasyPro SRV50 Rotary Vane compressor with two diffusers in an 1/3 acre pond 10-12 feet deep. I have had this particular unit since 2016. I take it in in the winter and bring it back out in May until October.
This year when I brought it out it ran fine for about 2 weeks. We lost power for a few hours and when the power came back on the pump didn't turn on. I went out and checked everything, then checked the circuit breaker. It was tripped. I flipped it back on and went out to look at unit. It was running but the top of the capacitor was smoking so I unplugged it. The capacitor was 250v, 30 Mfd, 18%. The Company, easy pro, stopped making or handling that type of pump so has not capacitors that will work. I have tried two different ones, one is 250v, 30 Mfd, 5% and the other is 440v, 30 Mfd, 5%. With both of these the motor will start and run fine for about 15 minutes. Then it cycles on and off every 60 seconds or so. Anyone have any ideas?

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The capacitor may not be the only thing that was damaged.


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I assume the compressor is a 1/4hp to 1/3hp and a rotary vane compressor? Easy Pro compressors are normally built by GAST mfg. As I know these rotary vane style compressors they do not have capacitors. However the Gast 3/4hp has a capacitor. To get the motor started the smaller motors have start switches. The type of capacitor that you list are typically used on rocking piston compressors.

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What numbers are on the capacitor?


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It is an 1/2 hp and the photo has the numbers

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