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Motor problem

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I've got a horse and a half motor that has been sitting in the corner of one of my dusty buildings for the past 20 years. It's on an old electric power washer.  Pulled it out today to see if it worked.  It runs for about 10 seconds and then kicks the breaker.  (20amp)  I've blown the dust out of the motor to see if that helped and it didn't.  I'm not using an extension cord, just the original cord on the power washer.  I disconnected the shaft from the pressure pump portion to see if that might be causing the problem and it wasn't.  I've greased the pump and it turns by hand.  Motor turns easily.  Starts just fine so it's not the started capacitor.

Any thoughts from you motor gurus?????

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