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I've set up my dust collection system after a few years of it sitting. Now, ever so often, maybe once every six times, I turn on the motor it doesn't come on. I'm using a remote switch to operate it so the switch on the motor stays in the ON position. When it doesn't work I can manually flip the switch off then on again and it works fine for a few times. Haven't taken the time to investigate, remove switch or anything yet. Any ideas or suggestions of what to look for?
 

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You didn't provide any details on the remote, but it's a good bet that it's the culprit. Take it out of the equation and try working the DC with the manual switch for a while and see if the problem remains, if it goes away you may need a new remote. If not it may time to take a look at the innards of the DC switch.
 

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When you say you flip the switch, is it on the remote box or the DC itself? If it is the remote box it may be the battery in the remote is weak. Also as others have said take the remote out of the equation and see if the DC gives any issues. The DC switch could have pitting, capacitor maybe going bad or the armature maybe sticking.
 

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I use,

http://www.pennstateind.com/store/LR110-3.html

110V Long Ranger III, it handles a 20amp motor great.

I have my DC inside a closet and have not had any problems starting it through a solid core door.

Paul

- Paul
Their 220V\440V switches only handle 19 amps. I do not see any documentation stating their 110V will handle 14 amps. Am I missing something?
 

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As I recall, they only rate the DC hp rating on the 120V units (been a while since I looked), but their 120V unit should be plenty for the HF collector, if that's what you have. If you check the link above, and go to the questions section, someone there stated that the 1.5 HP rating means it's good for 20 amps per the NEC.
 
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