I had the same problem. i first blew the motor out with compressed air whil
e it was still installed, it started up once then failed on the second try.
I took the motor off the saw, and unscrewed the plastic housing and blew i
t out again, there was hardly any particles left but upon reassembly it sta
rted working as new. Minimal use on this machine, my father-in law had it
for 15 years, said he used about 10 times; I've used it for four light book
cases, a bat house and a bed frame. Not a lot of built up funk in the moto
r, my guess is that these just need some attention TLC every 20 years or so
Many years ago, maybe back in the early 80's, I picked up a second hand
Craftsman 9" RAS (yes, 9").
The start winding switch soon failed, sticking in the "run" position.
The quick, on the job, solution was to take a short dowel, tie it the
the end of about a 3' piece of twine to act as a handle. I wound the
other end of the twine around the accessory shaft, turned the ON/OFF
switch on, and pulled the twine really fast.
Worked every time, and let me get the job finished.
On 1/1/2016 9:58 PM, email@example.com wrote:
installed, it started up once then failed on the second try. I took
the motor off the saw,
and unscrewed the plastic housing and blew it out again, there was
hardly any particles
left but upon reassembly it started working as new. Minimal use on this
my father-in law had it for 15 years, said he used about 10 times; I've
used it for
four light bookcases, a bat house and a bed frame. Not a lot of built
up funk in the
motor, my guess is that these just need some attention TLC every 20
years or so.
What is that amperage rating of the circuit the saw is on.
I have a table saw that will marginally, to not run on a 15 amp circuit
but will always run on a 20 amp circuit.
Right now I have on 20 amp circuit in the garage in the ceiling for the
door opener. I hope to be able to correct that this summer.
On the nameplates of motors they have an amp rating given per Volts
Like 3A @120 volt
1.5A 2 230 volts
Etc. Most also have a SF rating service factor of 1 or 1.5 and so on,
If your line voltage is less than the rating your amp draw will
increase, same if the belt is too tight and sometimes it will not
start with too tight a belt. One belt driven devices. Both cause
overheating and eventual burnout of the motor. If the motor pulley is
too large it too will cause an increase in motor amp draw.
There are other factors but these are the most common.
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