14 inch Reliant band saw will not start

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Forum topic by lmd posted 01-20-2008 07:00 PM 1538 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-20-2008 07:00 PM

I have a Reliant band saw that will not start, it is not the safety switch because I tried that so does anyone have any other suggestions on what it might be. It worked fine before we moved to another state and now it will not even start when pushing the start button on

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#1 posted 01-20-2008 09:48 PM

Does anything else work in the same outlet?

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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#2 posted 01-20-2008 09:49 PM

Ask Karson. He has a Reliant.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 01-20-2008 09:50 PM

I took apart the switch on it and cleaned it up and now it works again, thanks for your help

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#4 posted 01-21-2008 12:04 AM

Oh thank heavens; I was scared it was from changing states!! LOL

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 01-21-2008 02:21 AM

Doe’s the motor make any sound when the switch is pushed to the on position? If it does you may have a bad capacitor or a binding in the drive train. If there is no noise I would first check the line side of the switch and see if I have power going to it, then the load side of the switch. If you’re running it off an extension cord the cord has to be the proper size if it’s to small this could cause the problem.

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