My motor won't run in both directions any more
The motor will run in one direction but I have to spin it to make it run in other direction or it will sit and humm until it kicks out. It used to run in both directions. Did compactor go bad? Or something else?
Depending on your method of changing direction, it could be any number of things.
The capacitor is an inexpensive place to start.
If you suspect its bad, get the ratings off the side of the capacitor and go to graingers.com. Match the mfd, the voltage, type and dimensions.
The problem could also be caused by your motor starter or the motors internal start switch.