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Makita 2704 I overloaded my motor

It stars up now and after a few seconds it makes a noise then blows a circuit breaker. Can this be repaired or can I get a replacement motor?

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  • bvak Feb 13, 2009

    I tried lube and still no help. The problem is due to me pushing the motor to hard on a large piece of wood. the blade got hot and then stopped. I blue a breaker before I shut it off. Now when I start it up it sounds smooth and fine for about 2 seconds then it makes a rough sound and trips my breaker.

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    I tried to rip a 2x4 vertically as is touted by Makita. The blade locked up and I hit the safety to off. Tried to cut something else and the motor immediately started to smoke. I think the motor is gone.



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If the motor RPM drops dramatically when the noise starts, it is probably a dry motor bushing, if this just started, lubricating the motor may just fix it.

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It could blow the breaker as well, it just hasn't yet. Probably because there isn't a short circuit, just thermal overload from too much current for too long. It's a built in safety device internal to the pump motor.

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