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Forum topic by Kreath posted 07-17-2017 02:00 PM 200 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kreath

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07-17-2017 02:00 PM

My boss just gave me a Delta 50 850 dust collector when I plug it in and hit the start button it starts up just fine after a few moments smoke begins to come out the back side of the motor between the capacitor and the intake fan. I’ve taken the motor apart to see if perhaps a wire had shorted but I’m not seeing anything the capacitor smells a little funny but it is not where they smoke was coming from exactly nor is it bubbling out like it was overheating not sure what to do from here.


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eflanders

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#1 posted 07-17-2017 07:06 PM

I hate to ask this but was the motor wired properly (110 vs 220 volt) for the circuit you are using? Did you change the plug? If you do not know or are uncomfortable with electrical stuff, take the motor into a repair shop. Assuming you are somewhat familiar with electrical motors, the proper voltage wiring instructions are often printed on the motor or under the wiring connection cover. If it was wired for the correct voltage, then go online to research “start capacitor testing”. This is a common issue and it is an easy inexpensive fix.

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eric4716

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#2 posted 07-17-2017 07:41 PM

Does the dust collector sound unusual? I had a similar issue with my Shopsmith dust collector. I can’t remember if I could visually see smoke, but could smell it when it was running.

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Kreath

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#3 posted 07-17-2017 08:58 PM



I hate to ask this but was the motor wired properly (110 vs 220 volt) for the circuit you are using? Did you change the plug? If you do not know or are uncomfortable with electrical stuff, take the motor into a repair shop. Assuming you are somewhat familiar with electrical motors, the proper voltage wiring instructions are often printed on the motor or under the wiring connection cover. If it was wired for the correct voltage, then go online to research “start capacitor testing”. This is a common issue and it is an easy inexpensive fix.

- eflanders

I’ve done nothing to it. It’s wired properly from the factory. My boss used it only a couple of times he said he bought it 15 years ago and has not touched it since

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Kreath

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#4 posted 07-17-2017 08:59 PM



Does the dust collector sound unusual? I had a similar issue with my Shopsmith dust collector. I can t remember if I could visually see smoke, but could smell it when it was running.

- eric4716


The only unusual sound it makes is When the Smoke comes from it I can hear an arcing noise

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eflanders

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#5 posted 07-17-2017 09:40 PM

So the unit runs fine but its just smoking? If that’s true, it could just be a buildup of dust and/or bug debris that’s arcing.

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Kreath

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#6 posted 07-17-2017 09:43 PM



So the unit runs fine but its just smoking? If that s true, it could just be a buildup of dust and/or bug debris that s arcing.

- eflanders


I was thinking that too so I put it back together after blowing out the motor turned it on started up fine shut it off look for any signs of smoking your arcing turned it on gave it a second shut it off again look for any signs of smoking and when I turned it on the third time the motor seized and does not spin

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