I had an unfortunate accident where I dropped the motor from my Delta
table saw (1 1/2 hp contractor saw 36-444) on the floor in the shop. I
dropped it on the opposite end to the shaft/pulley. Now I have an
issue with the motor. With the motor attached to the back of the table
saw, when I place the belt on the pulley, and power on the saw (as in
normal operation), the motor won't spin up and the protective circuit
on the motor trips. However, with no load on the motor, it will power
on and spin up with no problem.
I am able to use the saw by powering on the motor and letting it spin
up to speed, then slowly lowering it onto the belt. The saw cuts wood
with no problem once the motor has come up to speed.
Does anyone know what part of the motor got damaged when I dropped it
that would cause this behavior?
Thanks very much.