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Posted on Craftsman 113.12171 motor burned up, save it or replace it?

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#1 posted 03-14-2017 05:45 PM

If the motor didn t start smoking then it s more than likely another problem. Cap, centrifugal switch, or start switch.

A razor blade scraper will remove more crap from the top than you might think possible. Then a scotchbrite pad to get the dips and miter slot, clean up with a solvent (mineral spirits, etc) and wax it or put on whatever rust preventive coating you like. Do worry about getting to bare cast iron. Leave the patina. It ll help protect against corrosion.

if the motor ends up being good then just find a new or used fence to put on it.

- TheFridge

I was thinking something along these lines for refurbishing the top, but it’s always nice to have someone else reinforce your thinking. Thanks!

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