1388Re: [sawsmith] Re: Looking for a Motor
- Nov 12, 2011
--- On Wed, 11/9/11, DWW <d0nwhit@...> wrote:
From: DWW <d0nwhit@...>
Subject: Re: [sawsmith] Re: Looking for a Motor
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 10:27 PM
Early summer my sawsmith motor quit. Lots of good info in this forum helped me revive it. Upon examination I found the insulation on the wires from the relay box into the motor had become brittle and breaking off. I took the motor to a local motor repair shop. They charged me around $90 to put heatshrink on the wires that they said were good. They also replace the bearings they said were bad. When I reinstalled the motor it still didn't work. I determined the coiled arm wire was bad. I replaced it with the one recommended in this forum from Grainger. I plugged the saw in and it worked, whoppie! But later when I moved the saw into the place where I normally use it the circuit breaker tripped. I usually have it on a 10' 14 gauge extension cord plugged into a 20 amp circuit. I thought oh no, here we go again. I put it aside. After reading this forum I later tried without the extension cord, tripped again. I then put the extension cord into another socket, different breaker and bingo, it works. So after the problem and repair I can no longer use it from the circuit I have used for years. At least I can use it but it supports someone's post that a breaker can be bad, or weak anyway.
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