Long story short, my Flymo lawnmower was exposed to rain over the winter period. When Spring came, it started up. However, I realised that I needed more slack on the cable and turned it off (there was a gentle pull against the cable when this occurred). However, when I tried to turn it back on, it wouldn't start. I replaced the cable and it still isn't working. Today, I opened the switch housing and this is what I saw:

The capacitor:

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This doesn't look good?

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Another shot:

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The entire switch:

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Any idea what might be the issue? Should I just replace the switch?

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    the yellow thing is a .22 micro fared capacitor. This gives the electric motor the phase shift to get the motor going some times the caps go bad (short out) and pop, this is what I think happened but it could just be a bad connection hard to tell from the photos, a bad cap or a bad connection to the cap would keep the motor from running. – Ed Beal Jul 8 '16 at 19:04
  • A capacitor like that would be sold at Mouser Electronics, Digi-Key, or possibly Galco. – Harper - Reinstate Monica Jul 8 '16 at 21:37

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