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Forum topic by DrewT posted 04-17-2013 09:41 PM 835 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DrewT

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04-17-2013 09:41 PM

Does anyone know the MFD number and voltage range on the start capacitor for the stock TS3650 motor…..??

Thanks in advance!


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#1 posted 04-18-2013 05:16 AM

No, but if the voltage rating is over your motor voltage it will be fine. Call a motor shop and ask for a capacitor for a motor of your size.

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#2 posted 04-18-2013 05:53 AM

You really should get the specs from the capacitor you are replacing as the motor may not be stock or something changed by a previous owner.. they are capable of the strangest things! Otherwise, it looks like what you need is a 200MFD @ 240VAC cap according to this thread over at the Ridgid forums site.

Cheers,
Brad

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#3 posted 04-18-2013 07:52 AM

I was hesitant to give a value, but since the cat is out of the bag, most small single phase starting caps will be 200 to 300 MFD. If what you find happens to be a 400 volt, don’t worry about it. That is the maximum insulation value.

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#4 posted 04-18-2013 09:29 AM

As long as the voltage rating is sufficient, I wouldn’t worry too much about getting the exact capacitance value….many are specked at +/- 20%, so close is usually enough.

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#5 posted 04-18-2013 01:23 PM

I believe they’re fairly cheap at Radio Shack

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DrewT

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#6 posted 04-18-2013 03:52 PM

Thanks guys – also found a shop in town that will test it for me for free and they have the 200 MFD 250V capacitor it uses. I got brave and opened it up last night – I don’t do electrical or motors but I’m learning.

If this fixes the motor I will mount it back on the saw and cross my fingers – expect more questions!!

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DrewT

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#7 posted 04-24-2013 03:58 PM

Turns out one of the bearings was bad – $120 to repair it!! Still better than replacing the motor…

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