|Forum topic by ColonelTravis||posted 06-23-2014 07:00 PM||1537 views||0 times favorited||31 replies|
06-23-2014 07:00 PM
SawStop not working, motor doesn’t spin at all. Talked with customer service for a while. I can manually override the switch box and turn the saw on by pressing down on those two little rectangles in the middle there of my pic below. (SS guy talked me through this, I didn’t do it on my own.)
However, when I press those little things down the saw starts off slow, which could mean I need to replace a capacitor, which they are overnighting. But going through some other stuff on the phone, it could also be a bad switch box entirely, so he’s sending one of those along, too. Will have to wait and see tomorrow.
In the meantime, I wanted to check the voltage coming to the saw. It’s hooked up to a 20-foot 10 gauge extension cord. Obviously there’s current going to the saw, but could it be a cord problem? Got a multiimeter not too long ago, and I also want to know this for future reference. If you want to learn how to test a battery and outlet there are videos and sites out the yin-yang to test a battery and outlet – I can do that in my sleep. But testing live wires like this? I can’t find anything, totally ridiculous. Where do the multimeter leads go to check for voltage? This is the current (maybe, defective) switch box:
Bottom wires are going back to the saw, so would I put the black MM lead on the top black screw, red MM lead on the top white, and/or test top and bottom, and/or something else?
For the record, I’m not sticking leads into wires and outlets for the heck of it, etc. All I want to know for now is this.