1656Re: [sawsmith] Re: Messed up my saw
- Oct 7 2:55 PMIf your breaker did not trip, then the motor probably is not shorted out (which would draw heavy current). Is the click definitely in the motor? I know the original push button switches can fail. Mine did this, where I had to stab the on button to get the motor to stay on.
I found that an easy replacement was to mount a low profile plastic electrical box on the top arm over the push button switch and use a paddle switch. I really like this arrangement and there are other options mentioned in previous listings.
If you are comfortable with electricity and can get to the motor leads, you could rig up a safe, temporary power source to the motor (cord with wire nuts, etc.) to test the motor directly. Only do this if you are completely comfortable working with electricity.
I don't believe there is a safety thermoswitch in these old motors although I am not positive. Many more modern motors have a button that pops out if they overheat.
Hope this helps,
From: rberschau <rberschauer@...>
To: sawsmith <email@example.com>
Sent: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 4:13 pm
Subject: [sawsmith] Re: Messed up my sawThe click was in the saw motor, the house current is fine...no breakers tossed.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "don_liechty" <3ddesign@...> wrote:
> Check your fuse box.
> --- In email@example.com, "rberschau" <rberschauer@> wrote:
> > I was given a my 1960 shopsmith radial arm saw by a relative...wasn't paying attention, bound the blade, heard a "click"...now it is not working. No hum, just dead...any ideas on what I can do (I do want to fix it. Any advice for the idiot is welcome...lesson learned.
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