14 inch Reliant band saw will not start

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Forum topic by lmd posted 2411 days ago 1120 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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2411 days ago

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 2411 days ago

Does anything else work in the same outlet?

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

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#2 posted 2411 days ago

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 2411 days ago

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

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 2411 days ago

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

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 2411 days ago

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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