Response to How do I check to see if the start capacitor on top of the motor is bad. I opened the cover and everything looks OK, (not burnt). Motor trips when turned on. You can here it hum for a couple of seconds without turning the motor shaft, then trips. I have a multi-meter, but not sure how to test the start capacitor.

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