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    this has really annoyed me...

    I bearing went in the main motor... after replacing them, it won't stay on for more then 30 seconds or so!

    it seems like it just doesn't have enough guts to get up to speed to activate the centrivical swith (sorry bout the spelling
    if I take the belts off... it works ok... but as soon as I put them back on... the cuircuit breaker goes... sometimes the Thermal over load.

    anyone got any ideas?? I've taked the centrivical swith out and I manually start it at the moment... just so it is usable.
    amny one got any ideas on what the problem is??


  • #2
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    Sounds like you want to check your motor start capacitor. pj
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    • #3
      Re: Main motor

      check the points, make sure they are not pitted and they are making good contact.use a fine file to clean points if needed. also check wiring, motor may be wired wrong. If motor worked before you pulled it out then there could be something wrong with your re-assembly.

      good luck


      • #4
        Re: Main motor

        Talk about a fish out of water, here we go. My (amf) guess is if you are certain the centrifrical switch is functioning o-k, get an ohm reading on your start windings on your stator. As Steve would say "just my two cents"


        • #5
          Re: Main motor

          Had your problem once after changing bearings. Found I had installed the bearing shims on the wrong sides...were only about 3/16 of an inch off when put back together...but was enough to make it run weak. Put them back where they belonged and the problem went away. Hope this helps you out. Let us know what you found...good luck.

          Just my two cents worth...

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