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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] US Tower HDX572
From: Jim Lux <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:33:33 -0700
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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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