20 Most Recent Makita 2704 Contractors 15 Amp 10 Inch Benchtop Table Saw Questions & Answers

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Makita 2704... | Answered on Jun 19, 2014

You may have a motor winding lead that has touched the case of the motor, shorting out the windings, drawing too much amperage, thus blowing fuses. You may have to disassemble your motor and check the stator windings for a short as well as the armature windings. Also the motor could be hanging up due to bearing trouble and causing the motor to draw too much amperage. Probably the cheapest thing to do would be to replace the motor.

Makita 2704... | Answered on Jun 08, 2011

before you replace it, you can try and clean the commutator. To do this first unplug the tool and turn the saw on its backside. remove the brushes and find a emory board (cardboard) while turning the blade by hand (use a glove) lightly touch the board to the commutator to try and clean the surface, While doing this try and notice any raised sections of the comm, if there are any then you would need a new armature and possibly field. I would try cleaning first though. Let me know if you have any more questions.

Makita 2704... | Answered on Mar 10, 2011

there are no capacitators that I see. What I would do is unplug the tool and remove the brushes and check there condition for burning/wear and if you can look into the brush tube and carefully turn the motor by hand and look at the commutator for discoloration. Let me know if you need more help. You can download a breakdown at "makitausa.com"

Makita 2704... | Answered on Mar 02, 2011

sounds like a faulty switch. before removing write yourself or take a photo of where the wires go. Also check the condition of the brushes, if they are too short the brake won't work either.

Makita 2704... | Answered on Jan 19, 2011

if the motor RPM drops dramatically when the noise starts, it is probably a dry motor bushing, if this just started, lubricating the motor may just fix it.

Makita 2704... | Answered on Apr 05, 2009

A failed power supply, broken on/off switch, bad motor overload, broken power cord or failed drive motor can prevent the table saw motor from starting. First, try resetting the overload. If the table saw motor won't start after resetting the overload, then the saw may not be getting power from the electrical outlet.

Makita Saws | Answered on Jun 24, 2020


Makita Saws | Answered on May 26, 2020

Hello Derek, it seems that your motor or motor brushes have failed please contact the manufacture about replacing the motor brushes.

Makita Saws | Answered on May 09, 2020

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