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Table saw cuts off

When I turn my saw on, it runs for about 2 -3 seconds, then cuts off. I push the reset button and it does the same thing.Jet 10 inch 1.5 HP.

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Probably the overload trip is set to too low a current. Either this or it is faulty.
It is just possible that there is dust in the contacts which causes a bad contact but it is more likely to be the overload trip.

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

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I have a shop with a 10" table saw.
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