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

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#1 posted 03-18-2017 04:11 PM

I went to almost every store in town, but I did manage to find a couple of different sleeve options. I went ahead and bought a new capacitor too since I already had it apart. For $11, it seemed silly not to swap it out for a new one. All told I spent half a day, but only about $15 for my parts. It’s always interesting to visit those types of places though—so many of them have all sorts of little gems of information and parts you would have never thought to be able to buy anywhere but online. Or maybe I’m just weird. ;-)

Of the two sleeves I found, one had the exact (inner/outer) dimensions, except it’s about a 1/4” longer than the old one—I’m not seeing how this could hurt anything as long as the extra length is on the outside of the housing. Am I wrong here?

The other sleeve they told me will need hollowed out—but they told me that’s NBD since it’s brass. However, it is from a craftsman motor, and a tech that used to work full time on these sorts of tools told me that it’d work. I’m not sure which one we’ll end up using.

I’ve got the oil I need to oil the felts, so now I just need to clean them, decide on a sleeve, and test it out. Wish me luck!

-- Striving for function *and* form, but settling quite happily for function. ;-)

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