Singer Foot Control/Motor Capacitor

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Product code: (988141902)
This is a sewing machine capacitor and is used inside the pedal foot control or in side a motor unit, search to find the correct sewing machine parts here.!. Free UK delivery on all orders over £25
Sewing machine capacitor
  1. Product review by Cate S from Glasgow on Thursday, July 4, 2019
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    Very quick delivery, fitted no problem wouldn’t go anywhere else for parts, bits and bobs and all you need great site

  2. Product review by Hamid Zeinli from Manchester on Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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    We received the spare part (foot control Capacitor) very fast & in low pice for post! Thank a lot

  3. Product review by Jean from Durham on Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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    Very pleased, part arrived after two days. I had the same problem, machine running at full speed and smoke coming from foot pedal. Now my 50 year singer is working thanks to your site and reading reviews.

  4. Product review by Tessa Phillips from Hayes on Friday, January 18, 2019
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    To get the part I needed was very quick and very cheap, I was very happy upon receipt but unfortunately this part did not fit my machine

  5. Product review by Trisha Hibbit from Kent on Monday, January 14, 2019
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    Smaller than I expected and didn’t think it would fit but it did and now I have a fully working sewing machine. Excellent value x

  6. Product review by Steven Young from Bedford on Friday, January 11, 2019
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    My wife has an old Singer 99k electric sewing machine which she loves, but as described by several others in these posts, the machine just kept running on as soon as it was plugged in and switched on.
    I Googled the problem and saw that the most likely cause was a blown capacitor in the foot pedal. On closer inspection, the one in our foot pedal looked as if it had blown, but it was a completely different shape to the ones shown on the website, ours being long and cylindrical, the one on the website being a small thin rectangular shape.
    I rang the Singer help-line and the chap I spoke to said that they now only supply the one type and that as far as he knew, the new version had solved the large majority of similar problems, so I ordered one of the new capacitors and it came a couple of days later in the post.
    Fortunately, by folding out the 'pins' or legs, completely flat (90 deg to their supplied position) I was just able to fit the new capacitor without the need to solder any extensions and hey presto, it works perfect.
    For less than £5 including 99p p&p we had solved the problem.

  7. Product review by Gil M from Carnforth on Friday, January 11, 2019
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    I got my 50 year old machine up and running again after ordering from your site. Really pleased!
    I had the same problem as others have mentioned- my machine started running flat put with smoke coming from the foot pedal.
    Thank you!!

  8. Product review by Mj Wood from Midlands on Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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    Ancient sewing machine up and running again. Excellent service at a very competitive price. Thank you Singermachines!

  9. Product review by Margaret Hillyer from Dunstable on Friday, November 23, 2018
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    Absolute A+ !!! Never knew what was wrong until I read these reviews and found one which matched mine with the problem ! So ordered and put it in within seconds, no problem at all doing it, and after a year I have my machine up and running again !! No instructions needed at all to put it in , so easy. Thank you Singers !!
    I cannot understand why some people need instructions ?? I am 67 lady and did it fine.

  10. Product review by Michael Eddison from Cheshire on Tuesday, October 9, 2018
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    (Singer foot pedal relay)
    Looks different to the original, works the same tho.
    I fitted the relay to my singer 527 foot pedal as the old 1 had burnt out which lets a awfull smell off , so was obvious what the problem was easy fix 3 screws one is located under sponge on the underside of ft pedal and two on either side of the rely , IF U ARE NOT CONFIDENT IN ELECTRICS TAKE TO A SHOP )as there is a danger to electrocution or fire if not done properly

  11. Product review by Graham Gardam from Grimsby on Monday, September 24, 2018
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    A truly good seller would recommend them to everyone.

  12. Product review by David Couchman from Pontypridd on Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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    Arrived promptly.
    Pleased with product

  13. Product review by William Sneddon from Midlothian on Monday, September 3, 2018
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    First class service & results

  14. Product review by Andrew from Knutsford on Saturday, June 23, 2018
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    The foot pedal of a 1978 era Singer had been emitting a burning smell, and after a brief while the sewing machine would over-run to full speed. The replacement capacitor arrived within two working days and took only two minutes to fit. The problem was fully resolved at a very modest cost. Excellent service!

  15. Product review by Philip Davies from Essex on Sunday, June 17, 2018
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    Service was excellent. The part was the correct value, but the component leads a little short. Easily fixed however by soldering a couple of ring terminals onto the leads.

  16. Product review by Anne Sutton from Cornwall on Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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    Excellent service. The capacitor was received within 48 hours and with the help of an on-line video was fitted within fifteen minutes. Works perfectly. Well done!

  17. Product review by Barbara Chapman from Worthing on Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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    Excellent service.

  18. Product review by Barry Burton from Devon on Thursday, January 25, 2018
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    Good service. Product works fine,but as stated in other reviews had to lengthen connections. Easy if you can use a soldering iron.

  19. Product review by Daniel from London on Monday, January 8, 2018
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    Very fast service, great value for money and will definitely be using this company again in the future. Thank you very much!

  20. Product review by linda storey from West Yorkshire on Thursday, August 17, 2017
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    Wow, so fast delivery-foot pedal hardly had time to cool down before replacement capacitor arrived.
    So easy to replace-well getting into the foot pedal was a bit frustrating those rubber
    feet really make a tight fit for the base.
    But all done and stitching away.
    Many Thanks

  21. Product review by Linmay from Kent on Wednesday, August 2, 2017
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    Needs capacitor for foot pedal. Ordered and received next day. Fitted following day and all now well. Excellent

  22. Product review by Stephen Goulden from Welsh Marches on Friday, May 5, 2017
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    It replaced a burnt out capacitor perfectly. Just a matter of soldering 2 wires onto the stubs of the old one. The biggest problem was getting the containing plastic box back together and in place in the machine.

  23. Product review by Alison Blundell from Fife,Scotland on Friday, April 7, 2017
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    Solved the problem when the my ( previously my Mums ) singer 306k started working at top speed on its own ! Although it does not appear the same as the original capacitor, it fits fine, works perfectly and is an easy fix, which I managed myself. On initial inspection, I thought the wires may not be long enough. They don't wrap around the terminals the way the originals do but do reach sufficiently. All in all a very easy fix.

  24. Product review by Jane from Norfolk on Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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    My ancient Singer suddenly went crazy, whizzing off at high speed on its own and smoke pouring from the foot pedal. I googled the issue and a lady who had exactly the same problem said she had spoken to someone from your company who had told her it was the capacitor. When she replaced it the machine was as new. So I duly ordered a replacement, which arrived very quickly, and my machine is now back to its old self too. Huge thanks. I will definitely use you again if needed.

  25. Product review by Hagrid from Ipswich on Monday, March 6, 2017
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    Can't believe it was such an easy fix for my smoking pedal! The reviews on this site were so helpful.
    Thank you!

  26. Product review by SMS from Yorkshire on Friday, March 3, 2017
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    A little tiny part has given new life to my machine of 40+ years. It was easy to order and although initially out of stock it was despatched really quickly as soon as new stock was received. Easy to fit.

  27. Product review by Carole McGann from New Zealand on Thursday, February 23, 2017
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    Just to say many thanks. I have my Mum' Singer Sewing Machine it's many years old. The foot pedal started to smoke and was running away very fast on it's own. Very scary. After having no luck with any New Zealand websites only being quoted :$145 plus postage and packing, for a new foot. I then found your Web site. Brilliant, well informed and told me exactly what I needed. The capacitor arrived swiftly and is now in the machine. Which is now working perfectly. Excellent.

    Many thanks


  28. Product review by Cotton Reels from Durham on Friday, February 10, 2017
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    Fast service, part was very easy to fit. Foot pedal working like a dream again. The reviews were very helpful. I would use this company again.

  29. Product review by Christopher Mackley from Shrewsbury on Thursday, January 26, 2017
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    I received very helpful advice, about the runaway behaviour of my machine, and a recommendation to buy a very inexpensive capacitor, in place of the economical foot control I was contemplating.
    The capacitor arrived very quickly, was very straightforward to fit, involving just two screw contacts, and has restored the machine to full control, and very reliable performance.
    First class service - thank you!

  30. Product review by John Heath from Wednesfield on Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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    I was a bit concerned about ordering this capacitor as it looked completely different to the one on my 185k model, so I phoned and spoke to a gentleman. He put my mind a rest right away and explained that the capacitor I was about to order was perfectly alright, so I ordered it. I have fitted it and everything now works perfectly.

  31. Product review by Ian Evans from Goodwick on Friday, December 30, 2016
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    Wanted the part to repair my elderly mums machine. Received very quickly. Easy to fit, machine now back up and running. Thanks for the efficient service.

  32. Product review by cags from Will go again on Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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    First time using this site but would use again. Capacitor is fine & I was assured of the correct one (confusing array out there). It arrived quickly & safely & does the job. Thank you.

  33. Product review by Neville from Penzance on Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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    Excellent product and quick and efficient delivery.

  34. Product review by David Morgan from Cardiff on Thursday, October 6, 2016
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    Ordered part, fast delivery, great service.

  35. Product review by peter wymark from Fakenham on Monday, September 26, 2016
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    fast delivery. Very happy with product. Works well solved problem.

  36. Product review by patricia Speanburg from Derby on Saturday, August 20, 2016
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    Arrived very quickly and was easy to install.

  37. Product review by Randal Fisk from Ipswch on Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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    Can't fault the service or product.

  38. Product review by REX Wall from s738rf on Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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    Excellent service Product was not same as original but I was assured it would do the job and it did

  39. Product review by john wood from Belfast, UK on Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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    Great quality capacitors

  40. Product review by Ross from Norfolk on Thursday, April 28, 2016
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    Capacitor was very easy to install and has stopped the smoking from the foot pedal! The service by the company was just fantastic.

  41. Product review by Betsy Shapland from Dursley Gloucester on Thursday, March 31, 2016
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    I ordered this product for a friend so I don't know how it will perform until it has been fitted

  42. Product review by peter from Sheffield on Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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  43. Product review by Gwynneth Fallaize from Guernsey on Monday, February 1, 2016
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    As stated by other users in the Singer forum, my 40 year old machine suddenly started running wildly on its own and smoked from the foot pedal. I thought I would have to buy a replacement machine at very short notice - with less than half a bedspread completed! I took a chance on ordering the capacitor, it arrived before lunch the next day (fantastic as were are off the mainland), my husband fitted it - very easy, no soldering - and 'hey presto' the machine works as good as new. The bedspread is finished. I cannot praise SINGER enough for their invaluable forum, their speedy dispatch, and considerable customer service. I will certainly use them as a 1st point of reference for any sewing requirements.

  44. Product review by ernest edwards from great broughton on Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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    Sewing machine foot control working perfectly again, thank you for your help.

  45. Product review by Michael Smith from Harrogate on Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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    My wifes 52 year old machine suddenly started running on it's own. Ordered capacitor online 2 days later part delivered, 5 minutes fitting and machine running as good as new again.
    Brilliant service.

  46. Product review by Graham Robinson from Wetwang, East Yorkshire on Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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    I had a controller problem and other peoples reviews gave me the answer I needed and a new capacitor solved the problem. The service from singer was excellent.

  47. Product review by MexiBob from Kent on Wednesday, October 7, 2015
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    Our Singer Sewing Machine Pedal went up in smoke. Thought it was a dump job until I found numerous pages on line saying replace the Capacitor. For the price of a Capacitor I had nothing to loose so ordered one up and while a fiddly soldiering job it was simple to do. End result saved a heap in repair/replacement fees. Delivery by SingerSewingMachines was next day. Highly recommended.

  48. Product review by JAMES WOOD from SOUTH WALES on Thursday, July 23, 2015
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    Timely delivery, no problem. Thanks

  49. Product review by Helen White from County Antrim on Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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    Thanks to, this was an excellent outcome from what had been a tricky situation when my sister's Singer 533 began running furiously all on it's own ! (The capacitor in the Foot went on the blink). My husband says it was easy to find the part on the website and he got helpful installation help over the phone. A well packaged part appeared promptly and the machine was up & going in no time.
    Happy Days !

  50. Product review by Judith from Teesside on Saturday, July 11, 2015
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    I was using my Mum's old Singer 507 when there was a loud bang and the smell of acrid smoke, the machine began to run on its own. The smell was coming from the pedal and it transpired that the capacitor had blown. An internet search brought up this site. The friendly and helpful staff were able to reassure me that this was the part that I needed. So for a few pounds the machine was fixed and I didn't have to buy a replacement. Thank you very much, I would not hesitate to buy from you again.

  51. Product review by Dorcas from Staffs on Thursday, June 18, 2015
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    My machine is quite old so I didn't expect to get a good replacement part but it was easily fitted and did the job. The delivery service was excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to order again if I needed.

  52. Product review by Geoff Hughes from Deeside North Wales on Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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    A cheap easy fix to a problem (machine running on own) which we thought was terminal however with the technical support and a very fast dispatched part we are up and running again.

  53. Product review by Paul Ashford from Anglesey on Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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    Our old Singer motor started running continuousl;y- took the controller appart and realised that the problem was caused by a failed capacitor - unable to read the information on it I was looking for a new controller and spotted the capacitor - ordered and fitted it now we are back to normal. Simple job and we are back to our very reliable Singer Machine. that has worked well for over 40 years.

  54. Product review by Holly Berry from Kent on Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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    Bought as machine was sewing by itself. Got a shock to see the difference in capacitors, From long tubes to very small blocks, initially thought I'd bought the wrong part. Easy to fit and now have working foot pedal again.

  55. Product review by Charles Rogers from Cheshire on Friday, February 20, 2015
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    When I plugged in my mum's old 507 model and went upstairs for a tape measure, I suddenly heard the machine going full speed all on its own! I really thought, "well that's done it" until I went on-line to discover that others too had experienced the same. I soon found a failed capacitor in the foot-pedal to be the likely cause and ordered one up as a spare part. It arrived within two days and once I had found how to open the foot pedal (one of the two screws was concealed under the adhesive pad), replacing the part took only a couple of minutes with nothing more than a screwdriver. Thank you Singer! Brilliant service.and machine now as good as new!

  56. Product review by Tula Brown from Cornwall on Sunday, February 8, 2015
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    I turned my sewing machine on and it just ran without me putting my foot on the pedal controller and it just wouldn't stop until I turned it off again. The engineer at Singer said it was the foot control capacitor that needed replacing. Ordered one - it was very reasonably priced and very quick to get here. Also it was relatively easy to fit it. Lets hope it lasts another 25 years!!!!

  57. Product review by Stephen Marks from Norwich on Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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    Sorted problem out. saved me a new pedal at £££

  58. Product review by RoyB from South Wales on Tuesday, December 30, 2014
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    Superb delivery performance - solved the problem with the foot switch perfectly. What more can you ask for? Thank you.

  59. Product review by David Battisby from Church Stretton on Monday, December 22, 2014
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    The old part burnt out with flames and smoke making it look really bad. We thought that was the end of the machine. However, your website and the feedback off others helped us realize it was just a capacitor that needed replacing. A prompt e-mail response from yourselves confirmed this. So for a couple of pounds we have rescued the old machine. A point to note is that the new part looks nothing like the old and is smaller, so I was not 100% sure it would be right. Fortunately it was.

  60. Product review by Brian C from Cockermouth on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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    My Jones sewing machine suddenly started to run on its own shortly after I plugged it into the mains. Having identified the problem as a faulty capacitor in the foot switch, I searched the internet for a replacement and discovered the Singer machine site. I rang up to check that it would work in my machine and then ordered the part. The capacitor arrived after two days, which seemed poor for first class post, but it was worth waiting for. It was relatively easy to fit in the foot pedal and everything is now working as it should.

  61. Product review by bman from uk on Thursday, June 13, 2013
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    Easy to fit, rectifies the problems of poor motor performance or getting stuck on full speed. Excellent replacement to the original part.

  62. Product review by andy.b from pontefract.west yorkshire on Monday, March 4, 2013
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    part was easy to fit and solved the problem all working again

  63. Product review by Gerry from Somerset on Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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    Hi Team
    Product good, service and delivery first class, 4 Star rating? Fiddly to extend leads for foot control Longer leads would make this item easier for both foot control and Motor and make for a much better product. However my machine is now back to new status. Thanks

  64. Product review by Bob from Egham Surrey on Thursday, January 31, 2013
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    My Singer 533 foot control smoked and nearly caught fire, this unit had 2 capacitors burnt out. Replaced with 2 of above -- received 23 hours after ordering, extended legs to suit, clamped into controller, good job seems as good as new. Highly recommended

  65. Product review by Pamela from Dunbar. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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    I am very pleased with this product. It was a wee bit fiddly to fit but it was exactly what I had ordered. Also, I was very impressed with the prompt service.

  66. Product review by Sumbers from Hartlepool on Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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    You do not get what is shown in the picture so do not bother ordering it unless you are prepared to do some soldering or have a drop in unit

    (STAFF- Product information on web site does state that the capacitor will most probably not look the same shape as the original one you need to replace, but it will do the same job when fitted correctly)

  67. Product review by Steve from Glasgow on Wednesday, June 20, 2012
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    Didn't solve dead foot controller problem I have with a 1956 99k machine. Guess need to try replacing whole controller when have time. Pity as have done this repair before on a Singer 449, and while fiddley due to the pins issue, it worked fine.

    Note: the pins on the capacitor supplied are a lot lot shorter than the ones in the picture - barely the height of the capacitor itself and obviously more suited to putting on a PCB.

  68. Product review by DavidB from Edinburgh on Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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    I was a bit concerned when my foot control of my Singer Starlet began to over-heat and gave out some smoke. However, not to worry as this is a drop-in replacement part for the burnt-out capacitor and my control is now working like new.

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