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The electric motor for my Craftsman table saw stopped. The switch tested out good. Brushes are still in good shape. There is no reset button. It stopped momentarily, then ran again, but would not respond to the next on-off cycle. It was not under excessive loading, just cutting simple 5/8 plywood. The motor was not overheated. Model No. 315.218050. email

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  • Floyd Pederson Nov 15, 2010

    I will rely on your "Good luck" wish and test for continuity. Thanks for your input.



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Before removing the motor I would check for sure that you are getting power to the motor...if so then the motor is gone...there could be an internal overload that went out on it....

Check your yellow pages for a motor repair shop, many times they can fix the motor for a few bucks and they will give you an estimate before you okay the repair.


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Sometimes these motors can break/burn a wire internally. Easy to test however if you have meter. Before the test, remove the brushes and take a look at the surface that contacts the armature. It should be smooth and shiny. If burned or scratched, there may be debris preventing the brushes/brush from properly contacting the armature. If they look ok, then on with the test. With brushes removed and unplugged from wall socket find white wire at the on/off switch. Test for continuity between white wire and both of the brush sockets (brass part of socket). Only one brush socket will have continuity. Once found mark that side white. If no continuity on either, then broken wire inside of motor (white lead goes thru winding). If continuity on white wire, now same for black wire and mark that side black. If no continuity on black wire, then broken inside of motor. If continuity on both wires then suspect switch or cord from switch to end of male plug. I know that you already know how to test that part. Good luck

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