While this isn't really related to a washer, I'm guessing that someone will be able to answer my question. Is it necessary to discharge a 600VAC start capacitor for a 1/3 HP motor in order to switch it with a known good capacitor, for diagnostic purposes? If so, how do I discharge it? I've heard about using a 2 watt 20K ohm wire-wound resistor, but they're impossible to find. If it must be done, can I do it safely by crossing the two terminals with an insulated screwdriver? Thanks for any advice.