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When start button is depressed the motor runs, when the button is let go it stops instantly. I think that explains it in a nut shell. push button it runs, let go button it stops. thanks for any help

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  • mimmoe May 13, 2008

    First, I want to thank you for getting back to me. I had a tech come out and he said it was a faulty circuit board, about 4"x5" at a cost of $95 for board alone. With the answer that you sent especially about the switch, it just makes me wonder about the circuit board solution. Oh well, sorry its just my suspicious nature about some service buisnesses. Again, thanks for your info, it was truly appreciated!! PS maybe this will help the next person



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Service tech came to the house to fix it and discovered it was the relay switch, not the circuit board like the previous tech said and ordered the board which took a week. Anyways the relay switch did the trick. I hope this saves the next guy some trouble. Thanks

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Replace the motor it is stuck in the start winding and can cnot get up to the run winding as long as you are holding in the start button the start winding is working in a second it should through the motor switch shift the voltage to the run winding
bad motor switch
replace switch if available or change motor

Posted on May 11, 2008


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