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03-29-2012 05:57 AM

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I have run into a major problem that takes a minor fix. I bought a used model 36-600 delta 10” table saw and yesterday it stopped running. I checked my motor brushed and found the brush cap on the top of motor was loose and when tightened it started up and ran well…for a short time and then it quit again.
I checked the bottom brush cap and found it too was loose HOWEVER, when I tightened it I also noticed that the case that holds the motor brush was a bit loose. Today the saw quit working again and when I went to take the cap off the bottom of the motor the cap broke in half.
Now, I need a replacement motor brush cap but, I think I may need to also replace the brush case but, I have no idea how to get it out nor do I know where to find a replacement.
I have checked a few sights online and found in both instances that both the cap and brush case are now obsolete!
This is such a cheap fix if I can only find the parts and if someone could help me know how to take out or to tighten up the motor brush case so it fits tight.



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#1 posted 03-29-2012 06:14 AM

Check out here. YOu can find brushes here, you just need to know what you need. They seem to hAve it all ao ask how they can hel[. It’s a good source.

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#2 posted 03-29-2012 06:52 AM

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#3 posted 03-29-2012 09:30 AM

If all else fails, see if you can find one of the many versions of this saw that has a failed motor that you can strip parts from.

The parts you need appear to be pretty reasonable from…just hope s/h doesn’t kill the buzz.

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#4 posted 03-29-2012 04:21 PM

tools direct shows the parts I need as obsolete so will try the place on fist reply. Hopefully, someone will have the brush cap and brush container. I worked on getting it out last night and it easily slides out about 1/3 of the way but, didn’t want to force it.
Just not sure why it came loose in the first place nor how to fix it to keep the brush solid against the coil. May need to get creative and come up with a way to keep it tight


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#5 posted 04-01-2012 05:12 AM

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#6 posted 04-02-2012 09:19 PM

Well, so far I found a couple sites that carry the brushes but, nobody except maybe Eurton Electric has the brush cap however, I was able to super glue the cap back together enough to actually get it back in but, when I turned the saw on I got blue arcing at first, switched it off, back on and got orange sparks then it died and has been dead since.
I don’t know what I did and am hoping I didn’t fry the motor being impatient on waiting for $10 worth of parts,


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#7 posted 04-02-2012 09:21 PM

Careful Dude, you could have been killed to death.

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#8 posted 04-02-2012 10:53 PM

I should add that the first time I put the cap on I had the brushes in their correct locations. The reason I switched them was because the brush holder on the bottom of the motor was also loose causing the brush to wear unevenly.
My problem is that I don’t know if it is now aligned correctly or not. The brush on the top of the motor is 180 degrees different than the brush on the bottom of the motor. I didn’t change the brush holder position thinking that was the way I found it when I first had problems but, I don’t know enough about the motor to know if that is normal or if the brush holder turned itself…just don’t think it would have turned that far without having issues sooner,


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#9 posted 04-02-2012 10:55 PM

At this point I think I either fried some wiring inside the motor or fried the motor itself…anyone out there care to venture a guess as to what I did or should do from here short of buying a whole new motor and then, do I buy the motor or save and buy a new saw?


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#10 posted 04-02-2012 11:38 PM

I would take the motor to a motor shop and have them check it out. I would just want to know for sure that it was ruined. I know a guy that bought a PM66 table saw and he turned it on at the buyers garage. He left it overnight and picked it up the next morning. He got it home and it wouldn’t run. He feels like the husband was mad because the soon to be ex wife had sold his saw for $500 so he changed the wiring inside the panel. I have wondered if he had installed his wiring in his home garage and he had wired it wrong. I was trying to think the best of the guy. Anyway, he decided to buy a new motor. It was not cheap. The man told him he would take the motor to the motor shop and have it tested first then come and pay your money before ordering. He called the shop, they said bring the entire saw since it had the control panel on it also (in his case). They ran a drop cord to the pickup and checked it out. They opened the panel and changed 2 wires (swapped them) and it ran fine. He took it home and it is still running fine. $20 thank you!

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