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A washing machine capacitor plays a vital role in the starting and running of the machine. There are two types of capacitors; a starter capacitor which runs for only a few seconds when the machine begins and run capacitors which work throughout the whole cycle. Without the increased torque of the starter capacitor, the motor will not start and run properly leading to a problem with your machine. A temperamental capacitor can lead to the machine not starting or if it has only weak current, cause the machine to overheat and run sluggishly, making a humming noise at the same time. Thankfully, a capacitor can easily be replaced and is far cheaper than getting a new machine. A replacement capacitor is easy to fit and Spares Direct stock capacitors for a number of different machines and manufacturers.