My 525 capstan motor keeps getting stuck. When I manually spin the spindle on the capstan it starts to work. I added some lubrication and checked belt. I think it is a dead spot with motor and looking to purchase a replacement if needed. I noticed the motor leads connect to a capacitor (see photo). The motor / capacitor connect to transformer leads. Could this be the capacitor not providing the initial charge to the motor?
I tend to think not because my 550 had the same motor problem which was fixed once I swapped out the motor. But the 550 motor wasn't connected to a capacitor like this.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.