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Posted on Is my table saw motor dead?

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#1 posted 12-17-2010 05:28 AM

Sorry CharlieL,

I used the shop vac to suck some dust out of the motor, but did not try to remove the housing to give it a look. I noticed that the extension cord was a 13 amp and the motor is 14, so this may have lead to the initial problem. i by-passed the cord by moving the saw to the outlet, but that only got the same result. The saw work before the new switch and after for several hours of operation, so I doubt the switch is the issue. When the saw tripped the breaker I thought about the other things on the circuit so I plugged it into a different circuit. It tripped the safety breaker/switch on that power strip. All of your ideas were solid and I tried them out before looking at the capacitor. Sorry for not getting back to you on them. I was in a panic and was hoping for a quick fix and the ideas just kept coming.

Thanks everyone that added their two cents, please keep the ideas coming and I will try to stay up on this post.

-- Justin in Loveland, OH

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