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Craftsman table saw 1 1/2 hp trys to to start but motor appears to bind, will not rotate but a couple of inches. Can turn blade and belt by hand. Tried starting several times but starts to trip electical breaker

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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.

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