Post By ausdb
Post By Thundergod
Have I killed my Macap?
This morning in the noisy kitchen I got distracted whilst grinding and to cut a long story short, my grinder was left running for at least 5 minutes with no beans.
When I went to make the next coffee a couple of hours later, I turn on the grinder, I can hear the motor trying to do something, but no spinning.
If I twist the centre part manually, it will run, but it does not seem to be able to start by itself.
I've removed the top burr and given it a good clean, brush and vacuum, but still not luck.
So have I killed it? Or is there hope?
Dead motor start capacitor would do that. $5-20 depending on what it is.
Could be something else too
I don't know the specifics of the insides of your Macap but I work with electric motors a bit. It sounds like there is a problem with the start winding or if there is a capacitor connected to one of the windings it may have failed. I think you need someone to look at it
Sleep is overrated
It will be the capacitor.
Had to get a new one installed in mine a few months ago.