Here's the situation:
Bought a used (blue) Jet cabinet saw a couple of months ago. The owner was
moving and had the saw
in a/c storage for 2-3 months before I got it, but it was running fine when he
put it in storage
(we've been exchanging phone messages today). It set in a/c storage for another
couple of months
until I had time to make some room in the gara-shop.
Ok, so this afternoon I finished hooking up the 220v circuit - a single outlet,
30A circuit, 10guage
wire. The saw came with 14 ga cord, 25 ft long, which is per the Jet manual,
but is the minimum. I
will replace this with 12 gauge.
Tested the circuit before plugging the saw in. Two hots and a neutral per my
light tester. Plug
saw in, hit green start button, and nothing. Checked the new 30A plug to make
sure black to black,
white to white, neutral to neutral aligned at the outlet. All ok.
Pulled the cover to the switch (clean inside), plugged the saw back in, and have
two hots and a
neutral at the inlet to the switch. Had SWMBO hold in the green button with a
stick, and checked
the black and white to the neutral on the outlet side of the switch. No light,
not even a flicker.
Read manual, and tried to reset the switch via holding in the "stop" button. No
click, no reset, no
This is my first magnetic switch. Are these switches supposed to have a
"click" or some sort of
latching feel when you hit the ON button? This just pushes in, and then springs
right back. No
click or feel of any kind.
I found a place on the web to get a replacement switch, but it was $143 and
change, plus shipping.
I would appreciate any money-saving suggestions to help get this critter up and
running. I am not
an electrician, even if I do play one on TV.
Thanks for any help.