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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 06:04 PM

Bearings are a pretty simple fix if that is what it is. Certainly a possibility given the age of the motor and the fact that it has not been used in a very long time. Try taking off the belt and spinning the motor by hand, as that will give you a pretty good indication if they are seized or not. Since you have already basically written the motor off, it certainly won t hurt anything to open it up and see what is going on. Give it a good cleaning out, check the bearings, clean up the contacts on the centrifugal switch, etc… also, grab a multimeter and test the capacitor while you are at it.

Chances are, you are looking at just a few dollars to fix, rather than several hundred to replace.


- MrUnix

I will have my husband take it apart when he gets home, because that would be pretty awesome if it was fixable. The trick might be finding parts.


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