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Forum topic by weldoman posted 06-20-2015 02:05 PM 800 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-20-2015 02:05 PM

Went out to use my table saw this morning, plugged it in , hit the start button and nothing. Checked breaker it wasn’t tripped. Started my air compressor on the same circuit and it ran fine. Pulled the mag switch cover, found a red reset button, pushed it but it won’t reset, it stays out.

The saw was used about 2 weeks ago with no issues. Is the switch bad? It’s been replaced before because the stop button wouldn’t work. I’m thinking about putting a simple on/off switch on it. Please advise. Thanks

-- missouri, dave

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#1 posted 06-20-2015 02:50 PM

Check the brushes on your motor, I had the same problem with my planer a couple of months ago, took the switch apart, bypassed the switch, tried the reset. Finally took the brushes out of the motor and rotated them and everything worked fine. Good luck!

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#2 posted 06-20-2015 03:26 PM

There are several things that can be the problem. You need to use a volt meter and just start checking where the power is getting to and is stopping at. Everybody can keep guessing at what the problem is.

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#3 posted 06-20-2015 04:09 PM

That’s a 3 HP saw, right! It has a magnetic starter, so you can’t rewire it for a simple on/off switch. Check the magnetic starter box. There may be a build-up of sawdust that is preventing the contacts from closing. If the reset button won’t go in, it may have failed and needs to be replaced. Also there are no brushes on that motor.

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#4 posted 06-20-2015 04:19 PM

Ok, got out my new, never used HF multi-meter. Volts coming to switch=241, volts coming out=0, hit the reset again several times, hit the start button and saw runs? I dunno maybe it fixed itself, may be the brushes, don’t know much about motor maintenance, I just blow em out from time to time. With saw running volt=241. Thanks for your time, I’ll see what happens.

Yea Ron it’s a 3HP saw, I pulled the cover off the on/off switch( starter box?) thats where I checked the volts. I blew it out but it was clean, It was replaced about a year ago. It’s running now so maybe I’m good.

-- missouri, dave

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#5 posted 06-21-2015 07:43 AM

I think it’s an act of pure futility to clean the brushes on an induction motor. Because there aren’t any.

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