Smokeless Motor

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Blog entry by Sawdust2 posted 01-29-2012 05:31 AM 1404 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Couple of weeks ago I told you that I’d lost all the smoke in the motor for my bandsaw.
After I got the new motor installed I took the old one apart.
Here’s what it looked like -

The motor did not have a thermal overload so it fried the information plaque.
I think the squiggles are some smoke that never made it.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#1 posted 01-29-2012 06:19 AM

Glad that the smoke was limited to your motor. There is usually lots of other items that can cause smoke in a wood-working shop.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 01-29-2012 12:07 PM

Sadly its the same with anything electrical. Let the smoke out and it never works again. Beats me how they contain it.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#3 posted 01-29-2012 02:56 PM

Holy Smoke, what a scary story!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-29-2012 04:13 PM

I also did not know that smoke is a lubricant. When I took it apart I had to use a lever to get the rotor to rotate before I could get it out. The rotor turned easily when the smoke was still inside.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#5 posted 01-29-2012 05:35 PM

Lucky in your bad luck, at lease no fire.

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