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Nov 15, 2016
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Yes they are necessary
by: Mike F

I am just a hobbyist but it looks to me that the diodes are there to prevent current from flowing through a capacitor in the reverse polarity. When current flows through an electrolytic capacitor in reverse polarity the capacitor goes off with a bang.

Did the pump ever run in this configuration? If it ran in this configuration and you don't have knowledge of electronic circuits then a safe rule of thumb is to not mess with it.

Are any of the capacitors bulging? That would be a sure sign that they need replacing.

Mike.


Apr 17, 2016
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PUMP MOTOR CAPACITOR REPLACEMENT
by: Carlton48

This is the PUMP motor.

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