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#1 posted 11-06-2012 04:20 PM

The motor is a TEFC motor, 1.5 HP, so running current should be less than 11 amps. The breaker is 15 amp and recently installed (put in a dual breaker in the place of the single that was there). Again, the motor starts fine when it is a little warmer, so it has to do with the cold somehow. As for dirty internal switch contacts, how likely is that on a TEFC motor? It is very likely that no motor maintenance has been performed in the last 25 years, motor is original, etc. The saw has worked quite well except for the cold startup issue. I was able to get it started about midday over the weekend, but in the evenings or early morning, it doesn’t like ot start.

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