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1658Re: [sawsmith] Re: Messed up my saw

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  • grandpadon47@sbcglobal.net
    Oct 9, 2012
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      Robert: Go into the messages in the search box type in MOTOR, or Capacitor to see if anyone has had the same problem. With over 1600 messages I don't think you would want to read them all. But if you do want to read them all you are more than welcome to do so.
       Also in files is some of the parts. What ever you find please let us know. grandpadon in Missouri

      --- On Tue, 10/9/12, Robert Berschauer <rberschauer@...> wrote:

      From: Robert Berschauer <rberschauer@...>
      Subject: Re: [sawsmith] Re: Messed up my saw
      To: sawsmith@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 10:33 PM

      It did come from the motor...I popped the cap on the motor and see there is a relay and a motor starting capacitor in there...I am wondering if the relay made the sound...I don't see a way to open the relay to examine it...do they make replacements still that will work with that motor?  I was also wondering if there was some king of fusable link in-line in the motor that would blow.  I am too new with this saw to understand much about it.

      On Oct 07, 2012, at 02:55 PM, RedfieldRH@... wrote:

      If 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,


      -----Original Message-----
      From: rberschau <rberschauer@...>
      To: sawsmith <sawsmith@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 4:13 pm
      Subject: [sawsmith] Re: Messed up my saw

      The click was in the saw motor, the house current is fine...no breakers tossed.

      --- In sawsmith@yahoogroups.com, "don_liechty" <3ddesign@...> wrote:
      > Check your fuse box.
      > --- In sawsmith@yahoogroups.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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