Question for G0555 owners

Hi,
I just received my Grizzly 14" bandsaw and got it all put togther and setup (very nice, I really like it). But the motor apparently is bad and after an hour with customer support they're sending me a new motor.
I have a couple of questions to current owners:
1) The website says TEFC (totally enclosed fan cooled) motor. My tablesaw is a 2HP TEFC and it is completely enclosed, whereas my bandsaw (1HP) is open at the end closest to the BS frame (opposite where the fan cover is). I can see the wires inside (the stator I think it's called). Anyway, that doesn't seem very enclosed to me, all kinds of crap could easily get in there. So, the question (finally ;) is what does your motor look like?
2) The motor is just free "floating" on the outside of the bandsaw. That seems really bizarre to me. You'd think it could spin pretty easily and smack the capacitor around quite a bit. Not what I would think as a robust solution, but maybe it doesn't move when your motor works (I won't know for another week). My question: is everyone's motor free floating like that or do some of you (all of you) have a mount or something that attaches it either to the side of the bandsaw or to the stand.
Thanks, I can't wait to use this baby!!
Mike
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I have an older model 14". The motor is a true TEFC. The original motor died the first day. It is mounted on 2 or 3 bolts that extend into the lower wheel housing, slotted so that it can be moved then the nuts tightened down to maintain belt tension.
Mike in Idaho wrote:

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Thanks Gerald.
One last question -- once the motor is mounted to the lower housing with the 2 bolts (mine is 2) does the motor itself turn at all? The motor that came with my saw would turn freely -- that just didn't make any sense?! I'm beginning to think that I just got the wrong motor.
Mike

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snipped-for-privacy@rmci.net (Mike in Idaho) wrote in message

The motor should have come mounted to the frame, it definatly should not move at all. You can double check your manual for what bolts secure it the the frame, but if you can grab the outside housing and rotate it then you have a big problem.
If you don't have the manual with you right now you can download it from grizzlys web site.
Scott
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Hi Mike -
I have had my G0555 since January 2003 and I LOVE it!.
My motor is completely enclosed. There are slots in the fan end cover but the end closest to the saw has a cap on it. I can see several bolts connecting it to the motor housing but nothing else. Looking from inside the lower wheel housing - still completely enclosed. It's bolted into the lower wheel casting with two bolts but nothing else.
If you can see wires in your motor - something is NOT right.
HTH,
Vic

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Thanks Vic (and Scott). This was exactly as I expected. I totally got the wrong motor. It's completely open on the bottom (I can see the copper wire wrapped stator from the end closest to the saw housing). Also it rotates freely with a flick of my finger (until it smacks the capacitor cover on the base -- yeah, I didn't think it was supposed to do that). Huh. I told the customer service rep about that (in my 1 hour phone conversation with him to convince him to send me a new one), and he didn't seem to think that was a problem -- "No it won't turn once the motor is in motion". Uh, ever heard of physics? Equal and opposite reaction and all? Yeah, well, at least a new one is on the way, I'm glad the one I had was broken to begin with -- or maybe, because it wasn't completely closed/locked to the housing it would never have worked anyway. Hope my new one is a real TEFC :)
Thanks everyone, Mike

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