I was using my winch today. I had removed and remounted my cable to get the assholes out of it and was testing it, trying to get it to wind up without thumping as I use it to lift my molds. I had a 40 lb load on it and had lifted and lowered it repeatedly trying different strategies to get it to reel up neatly without much luck. Suddenly while lifting the load I heard the sound of frying eggs and sure enough the magic smoke was billowing out. Alot of it. The pic shows what I found. The puddle is from the capacitor. So, that's fried, but can I expect that the motor is a goner too? . I just took the end cover off but cant see anything there nor through the vents that would indicate damage. No real stink either.