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Motor kicking out
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Alan Arvin    Posted 07-23-2003 at 18:24:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have an old drill press with a 1/3 HP,
115 volt, 1725 rpm electric motor. The motor will run for about 10 seconds then kicks out along with some smoke. It cools down after about a minute and then will run again for another 10 seconds before it kicks out again. The shaft does turn freely with or without the belt on it. I'm about 50 miles from the nearest repair shop and don't want to take it in town. What is the problem? HELP! Thanks, Alan


Lazy Al    Posted 07-23-2003 at 19:09:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
You know that those motors run on smoke . The electric just holds the smoke in . If the smoke gets out thats bad news . Really what probably is going on is the starting switch is hanging up and causing it to draw to much current and is tripping the reset , do have to push in the reset to get it to run ? It might be automatic .
if you don't . If you are handy take off the end away from the shaft and file that set of contacts you'll no doubt see in there and look for something broken and or cracked . that would
prevent the contacts from opening . PS be sure to unplug it first
Al


Clod    Posted 07-23-2003 at 18:34:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dont know for sure..But often in the end without the shaft output,There is a switch that centrifugal force flips open to get the starting circuit going..Look at that.It is simple to understand.Then it may have starting caps on it where a hump is on the motor.You can change those but they may be 10 bucks.Look for a motor that fits is another remedy.


Ron,Ar    Posted 07-23-2003 at 18:36:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not sure but a used washing machine motor may be the cheapest answer. Depends on the HP needed and RPM. I've used them on small air compressors and grinders.


Clod    Posted 07-23-2003 at 18:36:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Disconnect it from the drill to know if the drill is hanging it..but i doubt it is.


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