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Forum topic by andersonoo7 posted 10-14-2013 04:49 AM 1361 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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andersonoo7

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10-14-2013 04:49 AM

I bought a TS3650 a couple months ago. The previous owner had removed the switch, cords, and top of the junction box on the motor. Also, the mechanism for the overload protector is broken, leaving only two terminals instead of three. My question is, can I simply bypass the overload protector by connecting white to white, black to black, green to to green, and capping the others off? See diagram below and photo of what I’m working with. If the solution isn’t that simple, please offer suggestions.

Thanks.


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#1 posted 10-14-2013 05:11 PM

Why on earth would the previous owner have done that? A busted switch?

The diagram you posted a picture of is for wiring the motor for 240V. If you plan to use 120V, you’ll want to look at the other diagram and follow it.

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#2 posted 10-14-2013 05:48 PM

Why on earth would the previous owner have done that? A busted switch?
They also purchased a saw with a bum switch. So, they put the one on that they had… from this RIDGID.

The diagram you posted a picture of is for wiring the motor for 240V. If you plan to use 120V, you’ll want to look at the other diagram and follow it.
Perhaps, the cropping of the diagram photo is misleading… If you look at the diagram, you’ll see a 120V label. The 220-240V label you see is for the diagram above this one.

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#3 posted 10-22-2013 05:24 AM

Well, this wiring scheme got the motor to spin AND cut wood. However, after just a few cuts and a little run time with no load, the motor heated up and smoke was coming from inside the motor. What if I stick yellow in with red from the motor and black from the power cord?

Any thoughts?

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#4 posted 10-22-2013 11:20 AM

You need to get a new overload protector. I’d not run an induction motor without one, honestly. It shouldn’t be that expensive, since they’re all roughly the same, just rated by capacity.

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