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Forum topic by SteveL posted 02-06-2008 06:06 AM 1533 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-06-2008 06:06 AM

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After 3 years of planing anything I put through it, my Dewalt 735 13” planer is now tripping the circuit breaker. It typically will start, but if I then turn it off, and on, it will trip the 20A breaker in my shop panel (nothing else on this circuit) with no load (no wood to chew on). Opened it up and there’s nothing stuck in it and the cutter head turns ok.

I have changed the blades and they’re reasonably sharp, so it’s not overheating. It will do this from a cold start if you power it up for a few seconds, then try to power it up again.

I’m thinking that maybe this is a faulty brush in the motor. Anyone else have experience with replacing the brushes in these? Do they behave like this when they need to be changed?

-- SteveL

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#1 posted 02-06-2008 06:11 AM

Brushes and bearings are really the only thing that can go wrong with a motor, if you haven’t burned it up.

Sounds like it will probably be the brushes. Not a bad idea to change them after 3 years. It’s a cheap first

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

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#2 posted 02-06-2008 06:31 PM

You might try swapping the 20amp breaker in the panel with another. Breakers can wear out.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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