|Forum topic by Mark828||posted 03-18-2013 01:39 PM||919 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
03-18-2013 01:39 PM
Through one of my mother’s friends I got a Harbor Freight 8” Jointer for free. Only problem is the motor doesn’t work. I suppose a broken one is better than none at all? Anyway, the man said the motor didn’t even start when he set it up. But He also said he kept the factory oil on for protection when there is a sticker clearly stating to remove it before use. So I finally got around to messing with it and here is what is happening at the moment.
- With the belt removed the motor starts and sounds like it reaches the max rpm but I must hold the on button down for it to stay on.
- With the belt on, it struggles to start and it spins relatively slow, it will also eventually trip the circuit breaker. and again the machine will not stay on with a push of the on button.
I’m pretty sure the motor is 115v so I don;t think a lack of power is the problem, but what do I know I’m just a kid. I’m not to keen with anything electrical or electric motors for that matter. If anyone has had a similar problem or think this is a no brainier fix ORRR the motor is now just a nice paper weight, It would be much appreciated.