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Forum topic by ken13 posted 07-04-2014 04:00 PM 695 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-04-2014 04:00 PM

I have a Rockwell Super 10 table saw and was wondering if it is possible to by pass the thermal rest to run my saw?? I’d like to jump my cord wire directly to the motor but I’m unsure if this is possible due to the start capacitor. I’d appreciate any help as I’m not an electrical genius. Thanks…

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#1 posted 07-29-2014 03:25 AM

“thermal rest”? It sounds like you are trying to bypass the start capacitor and a thermal reset switch. What was the reason the thermal rest went off?

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#2 posted 07-29-2014 03:35 AM

Yes you can, but you run the risk of it overheating and completely burning the motor up. Should just be 2 wires that you can connect together instead of to the thermal overload.

Do what you want, but unless the overload is bad, which doesn’t happen to often, there is a problem with the motor or the driven load.

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#3 posted 07-29-2014 03:41 AM

Thermal reset switch (thermal overload protection)? Where is it.. on the motor or on the power switch for the machine? Either way, you can bypass them since they are just switches like any other. If it’s one in the motor, then you will most likely have to crack it open to get to it. I had to do that on one motor I rebuilt as the existing thermal switch was fried from a PO wiring the thing wrong. I’m curious as well.. what exactly are you trying to do this for?


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