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HELP please ! capacitor identification

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by banakankungwe, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. banakankungwe

    Thread Starter New Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Hi, i hope someone out there can help me. I live in zambi. the capacitor for my Industrial Sewing machine, is burnt according to the local electrician.
    I need to replace the capacitor but it has got ZERO indication of what voltage, microfarads, or make it is.??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The clutch sewing motor is from america so i presume it works on 110V. The motor itself has got no name or any inscriptions.

    The only writing on the capacitor are these numbers
    20230 on the side of the box
    510132 underneath the box
    61102 underneath the box

    The capacitor is a metal box of about 2and half inch wide, four and quarter high and one and quarter inch thick.

    Someone mentioned to me that i could run the motor without this capacitor..is that right?

    PLEASE PLEASE am stuck !
    Thank you to reply
  2. BershaM


    Aug 22, 2011
    i guess u should upload a photo of that capacitor here
  3. banakankungwe

    Thread Starter New Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Thanks I will do, as soon as I get it back from the electrician. :)
  4. banakankungwe

    Thread Starter New Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    please let me know how to upload pictures, without needing a URL adress , thanks
  5. gage

    New Member

    Jul 20, 2011
    Just click 'Manage Attachments' under 'Additional Options' on the reply page
  6. THE_RB

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 11, 2008
    It's a common failure, check in your phone book for "sewing machine repairs" the repairman should have caps in stock to suit all common brands of machine.