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Hayward AO Smith Pump Motor is getting electricity but won't star

I tested the electrical connections and the motor is getting electricity, but won't turn on. There was recently a power surge to the line. Is there something that can be fixed rather than having to replace the motor?

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Is there a manual reset? Some motors have them, usually on the end away from the shaft. ...Lee

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Make sure the motor spins by hand, then make sure the contacts on the v shaped start switch as closed when motor is off and make sure the capacitor is good a bad one usually leaks black stuff all over. To avoid buying a capacitor you might not need have it tested

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I am looking for a parts diagram for an A.O. Smith pool pump motor SP3220Z1BE.

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