On 9/18/12 5:45 AM, Tom Crothers wrote:
Hi Everyone, Does
anyone have any words to the wise as far as ordering one of these available
motors? Does anyone recommend anything else, and/or have success stories
from past experiences with failed tower motors?
Are you sure the motor has hard failed? Is the capacitor good? The
capacitor switch? If it's been sitting outside and exposed to the
elements, it might just be crudded up and needs cleaning.
If you've got a motor repair/rewind shop around, they might be able to
fix it cheaper than buying a new motor.
Induction motors are easy to take apart and pretty hard to permanently
break, so before trashing a dead motor, it might be worth spending 20
minutes to tear it apart and see if there's some obvious problem.
If it had severe damage (overvoltage or melting the insulation from
overtemp), then rewinding is an option, but for <1 HP, it's usually
cheaper to just get a new motor.
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