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Forum topic by Marcus posted 07-10-2015 05:43 PM 556 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-10-2015 05:43 PM

I have a Grizzly G0453z planer (15” spiral head) that wont start. I get power to switch on the pedestal (buttons light up), so checked, no power to the motor. Pulled the case on the magnetic switch, I have 240V going into the switch (makes sense, the circuit works with other machines), but still nothing happens when I hit the power button. Now if I physically push down the switch, it cranks right up. Im guessing a dead magnetic switch? Any other thoughts?

Im out of warranty and have been sitting on hold w/ Grizzly for 20 minutes, thought I would check w/ the experts here!


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#1 posted 07-11-2015 01:20 AM

check your overload/ reset button. Push very it firmly.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 07-11-2015 01:21 AM

Any idea where this is?

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#3 posted 07-11-2015 01:48 AM

Found it, and we are working again. So i ended up finally talking to tech support…they said it was a dead switch and sold me another one…time to send a nasty email.

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#4 posted 07-11-2015 01:51 AM

Might advise them to get a real electrician in tech support ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 07-11-2015 01:52 AM

Jesus, you would think “press the blue button” would be the first thing in the tech support manual. Ridiculous.

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#6 posted 07-11-2015 02:00 AM

basics 101 are usually the last thing on most peoples minds ;-)) even for electricians. I would never have been able to be an ace motors and controls guy if most of them would just look at the basics; fuses, resets, limit switches protecting essential functions ect.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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