Repair of Sears electrical motor on a Radial Arm Saw

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Forum topic by Chuck Anstrom posted 05-17-2011 09:24 PM 6351 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chuck Anstrom

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05-17-2011 09:24 PM

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I have a Sears Model 113.19771 radial arm saw I purchased in the early 80’s. It is in great condition and was my first major tool purchase. The motor is going out. It often will not turn the blade. I have replaced the capacitor in the motor but no other parts appear to be available from Sears. Anyone have a source for the small electrical motor repair of an item like this? I really hate to replace it.

-- Chuck Anstrom - Virginia

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#1 posted 05-17-2011 10:22 PM

Take the motor off and take it in to a motor shop. Some will charge
you for an estimate.

Either that or buy another saw. They sell for $50-100 on the secondhand
market in many places.

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#2 posted 05-18-2011 04:38 AM

It may just be a dirty starter contacts. Sometimes you can blow compress air into the end of the motor where the contactor is located and clean it without disassembly.
This happened to my saw- about the same vintage. The motor would hum but the blade wouldn’t turn.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 05-18-2011 04:56 AM

No one ever repairs anything any more. Everything is disposable and they just replace. You may be in luck that it’s from the ‘80s. Maybe look for a place that does small engine and generator repair.. Let us know if you have any luck, I have nearly the same saw and It’s been a long time since I tried to turn it on.

-- "Measure Once, Curse Twice"

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#4 posted 05-23-2011 10:37 PM

I solved my problem. A nearby seller on Craigslist had the same model of saw and motor as mine. I replaced the motor and some worn parts. It’s good for another 30 years…

-- Chuck Anstrom - Virginia

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