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Blad won't spin

I borrowed a QEP 7" wet tile saw from a friend. I have filled the well with water, but when I turn on the power I hear the motor but the blade isn't spinning. What could be the problem? Thanks!

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  • htppmd Apr 22, 2009

    thanks for your help. It turns out there was an old peice of tile in the well that had jammed the saw. once i cleaned it out, it works fine. Thanks again!

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If it's the small, stationary saw they show on their web-site, the only thing I might suggest is that you check to make sure there are bushings in place on each side of the blade (is the arbor spinning, but the blade not?). Otherwise, since it's a direct-drive unit, there are no belts, etc. Some small saws have an arbor-lock on the motor, to help with tightening the arbor-nut. If this is stuck engaged, it would keep the motor from turning, even though you hear something. Not familar with this brand though, and their PDF manual leaves a bit to be desired. Hope this helps.

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