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Blade does not turn

I was cutting a piece of 1 1/2"x 6"wood plank with a Craftsman10" table saw.The board kicked back slightly and the blade stopped. I turned the saw off and back on and the saw motor hums bud the blade is froze. Where do I start?

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    the blade/motor doesn't stop and it smokes

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Disconnect the electric from the saw. Remove the throat blade cover. Bring the blade all the way up. Look for wood  caught between the blade and anything else. Finding none,remove blade. Try motor w/o blade. If it runs now,w/o the blade then the motor is likely ok . Reinstall blade. Now if it stil stalls, Replace motor.

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