Question about Saws
Blade turns by hand, flip power switch, and motor trys to go but sounds like something is holding it and pops reset button? Is this windings in the motor or bearings etc.????
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Is it spinning the blade at all? If it is then it is unlikely to be an electrical fault. Have you considered a motor bearing fault? If the motor bearings are worn, it could turn freely by hand, but when powered up it would stutter and stall. The motor is basically a big electro-magnet so if the armature has enough lateral movement, when it is magnetized it could rub against the stator.
If the machine is buzzing, but not spinning the blade it is more than likely going to be caused by a faulty capacitor as this is the component that gives the motor the initial 'kick' in the right direction to get it spinning.
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
The 'start capacitor' has failed. It's under the little cover located on the side of the motor. Remove and go to a 'motor rewind or repair shop'. If you don't have a motor shop near by, go to grainger.com. The cap has a microfarad rating (uF) and a voltage rating, go by those two ratings to replace.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
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My guess is that the motor is bad. Have you changed the brushes? Or if it is a brushless motor that you may need a new motor.
Posted on Aug 09, 2010
SOURCE: My very old Craftsman 10"
Go to searspartsdirect.com and put in your model number. Look at the motor and wiring section. Look at item 16. The motor overload protector. (probably your reset button) WIth saw unplugged, unwire one sid of this switch and test with an ohm meter. You should read through the switch. If it is open then that's why the saw doesn't work. Many of this type of oveload requires quite a push to reset as you're flexing a klixon disc back to make contact. If is open and you can't reset, it's available there although a bit high priced.
Posted on Aug 13, 2010
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SOURCE: When I turn on the
With the blade and nut off the arbor, turn the motor on and VERY CAREFULLY turn or bump the arbor in the direction it is supposed to turn. If the motor spins up to speed you have a bad start capacitor. I have never been able to find start capacitors for Craftsman motors as a seperate part so you may have to replace the whole motor. Check with any local electrician shops first as they may have the capacitor you need.
Posted on Apr 13, 2011
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