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Posted on Delta 36 725T2 starter capacitor issue

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#1 posted 03-02-2021 11:23 AM

Had the same issue on a General years back, after making a nice case for new larger capacitor. Only to find it did not repair the motor issue, I found out some dust had gotten to the centrifugal start switch. After a good cleaning and plugging some small holes on motor casing, problem solved and the new unused capacitor sits waiting on shelf.

my starter capacitor went

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How did you clean the centrifugal switch? Also, can you lubricate it? I’m still having the same issue and was led to believe that my issue was for to the capacitor, I’m covered under warranty but Delta is taking their sweet time getting the replacement capacitor out to me. Unfortunately I didn’t have a multimeter at the time to test the original, I borrowed one off of a friend and tested it, so if it goes to infinity on a digital the numbers will rise until it reads OL, is this correct? Luckily I can take back the capacitor I bought.
I have taken off the casing where the centrifugal switch is I’ve gotten under the table saw hit the power switch and I noticed that the centrifugal switch is not opening. If I pull on the blade from the top when this happens it’ll slowly start gaining momentum until it gets up to the speed it’s supposed to be at. If I do this and allow it to run for a little while, turn it off and back on it’ll fire up no problem and I can see the switch opening, but if I let it sit for too long I run into the same issue. Now my shop is pretty cold because I’m working out of a shit it is heated with the heat doesn’t do too much for it if it’s in the 30s outside I can get it somewhere around the fifties in there. I’ve read and have been in contact with some other guy who was experiencing the same issue in the cold. I’m also trying to figure out if I can lubricate the centrifugal switch what exactly are the components that can be lubed? I can send pictures later today when I get up there. When I take it off there’s a little plastic cap I can take off and see what looks like brass components attached to springs when I pull each one of those it seems like it’ll open the central fuel switch I’m not sure if that’s just a part of it but then behind this plastic housing is the part that gets pulled away from another component I don’t know if that can be lubricated as well.

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