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Steel City Dust Collector Model-65200 Problem

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Blog entry by Leon62 posted 01-19-2012 07:12 AM 1033 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

the dust collector worked fine until recently… then…

the unit began to shut off after about 2seconds….

I press the reset button – and the same thing

it’s plugged into a 20amp outlet and not tripping the breaker

and

the hoses / impeller are clean

any help would be appreciated

thanks

Leon



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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 01-19-2012 07:50 AM

Sounds like it could be the motors internal thermal protection (reset Button) is shot.

If that’s not the problem it could be worse, you may have gremlins in your shop. Lol.

Wish I could be of more help, but that’s pretty much the extent of my diagnostic ability!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 01-19-2012 08:03 AM

It sounds like the start capacitor has gone bad…..if it starts, then quits, it’s the capacitor.The capicator is located on top of the motor in an inclosed housing, and probably has 2 screws holding the top on..the top cover will be rounded, or dome-shaped. Remove the screws, and remove the capacitor…it looks like a little round sliver cylinder with 2 snap-on plugs on the end…if you repalce that, I think your troubles are over…You can have it tested just to make sure that’s what it is, but I’d bet my last nickel that’s it….a new capicator runs about $25 at any electrical company, or get an electrician out to take a look. Take the old capacator to get another one…you’ll need the Mod#, or ser.# on it to repalce with the right size….hope this helps..

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 01-19-2012 08:15 AM

Yup, Gremlins at work.

Sounds like Rick has it right!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 01-19-2012 04:48 PM

Thanks for the advice re the dust collector problem… I’ll check it out

and post the coutcome

Leon

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#5 posted 01-19-2012 06:26 PM

It could be the switch. Especially if its close to the motor to be able to heat up, causing a beark it the curcite.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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