Question about Drills
Somfy 532 motor just hums and not turning. (176in/lbs @ 16rpm)
They said it's an older model not repairable because the capacitor is in the middle and soldered in place.
Does anyone repair these ?
It's my fathers at 82 and doesn't have $617 to buy a new one.
I had the same problem with 2 Somfy motors within the same week.
The motor hummed and roared, but didn't turn. Sometimes, after it cooled down it started rotating, but stopped when the load started, Other times, would stat, but then changed the rotation direction and then stoped.
The awning company wanted to charge me ~ $600 for each new motor. They said Somfy does not fix motors, but only replaces them with new.
So, I opened the motor myself:
I noticed that the motor start capacitor "exploded". So, I bought a new one for $10, replaced it (no soldering is required), and assembled it back again.
The motor runs great now for less than 2% of the requested motor price.
Posted on Oct 27, 2010
You need a electrical tech, not an electrician. This is the kind of stuff I do for people. Look through the yellow pages and ask the electrical contractors who they know that does this sort of thing, they know. They will give you a name.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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