I'm wondering if someone can coach me on the following problem.
A few weeks ago, in the middle of some jointing, my 6" ridgid jointer
(about a year old, not much used), started a rattle/knocking. I
completed the jointing job --jointing does not seem to be affected--
and started looking for the rattle. It appears to be coming from within
the motor (I can clearly feel the 'knocking' when I put my hand on the
motor enclosure while it's spinning; there is no play in the pulleys;
and the knocking/rattling does not tranfer to the cutterhead).
I really don't want to have to take the motor off and open it up,
partly because I would not know what I'm looking at :-)
I know this is a long shot, but I'm wondering if the 'knocking' that
I'm hearing is some sort of a 'standard' defect, something that someone
who understands these motors immediately recognizes.
Bottom line is that I don't know what to do? Have the motor checked out
Can you advise me?