Just assembled a new unisaw. Plugged it in and pushed the ON button, it
tripped the 220 breaker. Now after resetting the breaker it won't do
anything Any suggestions of where to look for the cause of this problem? I
know I'll have to deal with Delta. What can I expect in terms of warranty?
this may sound stupid, but you DO know that to reset a breaker, you have
to push it all the way in the opposite direction, BEFORE pulling it back
to the "on" direction, right? How big is the breaker?
did it spin at all? not much info from what you've mentioned for me to
think of anything helpful...
Tom Robison wrote:
In answer to both questions. 20 Amp breaker and I did turn it off then back
on. My 220 jointer runs just fine on the same circuit. It didn't spin at
all, just tripped the breaker, twice. This is my second Unisaw (long story)
and the first ran fine on the circuit. Since it is brand new, I'm going to
let Delta rip into it.
My main question is what sort of service can I expect from Delta? I'm in So
Could be a couple of things. If you have not done so already, check the
wiring first and the plug and the switch. . A dead short will trip the
breaker. Maybe a wire came loose in shipping. If you suspect the wiring
you can always jump directly from the breaker to the motor to test it.
Could be the internals in the motor also. You can be sure that Delta will
take care of you. It is just the hassle of getting the parts swapped out,
getting new ones shipped or going to a repair center.
Tom, The Delta Service in Ontario is fine. They have most parts in stock.
However, I whould do some basic inspections of the switch and the
connections on the motor before I went to the trouble of taking out to them.
So. Cal as well
Did as suggested and there is NO path between the two prongs. I'm running a
20amp breaker, which was fine for my previous Unisaw. Don't suppose I need
a 30 amp breaker do you? Wouldn't think so. But...
Tom, the 20AMP is sufficient. The wiring on the motor is very easy to check
and will not void your warranty by checking. Also the capacitor connections
may be loose or not connected. Also easy to check.
It's not the switch. Checked it out by pulling off the motor leads and
pushing the on/off switch. Magentics work fine. I replaced the 20 amp
breaker with a 30 amp. Still trips. Must, therefore, be the motor unless
you can suggest something else. How difficult is it to replace the motor?
I've been waiting for Godot, the local Delta repairman to phone me. Said he
would call me Tuesday. No call. I love quality service.
Well, I finally checked into the motor and it seems Delta's quality control
is a bit suspect. Inside the connection box on the motor, after craining my
neck to take a look, I saw one of the hot leads had been trapped under the
green ground lug. It probably didn't show up in the factory as a fault, but
did in my garage. Fixed it and almost all is well in my universe. Except
the Biesemeyer right side table is1/8" concave. Called them on Monday and
they said they would ship a replacement right away. They were very pleasent
to deal with.
Thanks to all who helped and answered.
It sure is.
I recently bought an X5 Bandsaw that was shipped with no top plate for
the base, and no base door. The door isn't that big of a deal, but
the saw is totally unusable without the base top plate. The box was
factory sealed when I opened it for the first time, in my shop.
I'll post on the whole experience once the parts arrive.
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