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#1 posted 12-12-2018 06:12 PM

There were several different motors used for those over the years, so it’s hard to tell without knowing what you have. It sounds like a sticking blade brake though, which some of them did have IIRC. Only way to figure it out is to open it up and look… give it a good cleaning and check the capacitor (if present) and bearings while you have it open. Here is what one typically looks like taken out of it’s cover showing the capacitor location:


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