Hi, hoping someone can help me out here. The machine tech aspect of woodworking is generally way beyond me.
I have the little lunchbox general #30-005HC MI , and the other day I was running some stock through and assumed it was all the same thickness (it wasn’t). One of the boards was a bit thick, the lil guy started working too hard, and before I could raise it up, it had blown it’s breaker and shut off. No worries I thought, happens now and again, but usually it’ll blow my shops breaker first, as I’m pretty short on power. Anyhow I backed it off, took the wood out, reset the breaker and fired it back up, but it sounded reaaally rough, and I shut it off. When I tried again, it would run for a few seconds and then blow it’s breaker. I took the whole thing apart today, despite not having a clue what to do, and haven’t been able to find anything that would explain what’s going on. It was super dirty/messy in the chain drive section and I was hoping that would be it, but I cleaned it all out and doesn’t seem to have made a difference. If I go with my gut (since I don’t have any knowledge to go on) it seems like some sort of friction issue. I’m a little perplexed though on what that one overload of work would have done. And I haven’t given up hope completely since it does fire up and run (it doesn’t sound perfect, but it doesn’t sound all that bad either) but hoping someone here with more knowledge of motors might be able to give me some clues as to what might be happening.
Thanks for your help – let me know if there’s any other information I can give to help you, help me!