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Motor replacement My motor stops running and gets hot. I oil it and turn the blade and it will run for a few hours and stops again. I assume I need to replace the motor. Any idea on the part number for the motor replacement?

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  • tonylou Jan 21, 2008

    I did get a motor from Grainger that was somewhat similar, the shaft was shorter but the fan stayed on but not screwed in. So far, it stayed on. Thanks

  • buckdavet Jan 08, 2009

    Can I buy a replacement motor, Bemis Part Number 5560600, direct from Bemis?



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Probably a fractional horsepower open frame motor - go to grainger dot com and see if you can find a replacement

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