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Oxford

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09-20-2018 09:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: powermatic 64 motor powermatic 64a motor

One of my workers overheated the motor on my Model 64 and I thought it was toast. I found a replacement on eBay and went to a lot of trouble to get it, only to find that it is actually a Model 64A motor, which turns the other way and mounts differently. I discovered this when trying to install it. Interestingly, the story was that the Amish installed a Model 64A in their shop but drove it with belts so didn’t need the motor!

I retried the original motor and it did run. Might just have a bad start/run capacitor. I think I’ll take it in to a motor shop and have them check it before I declare it done.

At any rate, I’m looking for a Powermatic 64 (not 64A) motor in case anyone has one laying around.
And I have an extra Powermatic 64A motor that I don’t need that I’d be willing to part with for $300 plus shipping.


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sparky91

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#1 posted 02-29-2020 01:16 AM

You wouldn’t happen to still have that motor laying around?

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Oxford

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#2 posted 02-29-2020 04:18 AM

Yes, pretty sure I still have it.

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#3 posted 02-29-2020 04:29 AM

I purchased a 64A, and it recently started to occasionally make a high pitched squeak and vibrate the table more than I would expect. Seems the seller pulled one over on me/I should have investigated it a bit better. Was trying to decide between replace the bearings or just get a new motor.

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#4 posted 02-29-2020 04:44 AM

Change the arbor bearings and the motor bearings before you do anything drastic. Old woodworking equipment pretty much all need new bearings as a baseline.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#5 posted 02-29-2020 05:18 AM

Seems the seller pulled one over on me/I should have investigated it a bit better. Was trying to decide between replace the bearings or just get a new motor.
- sparky91

I wouldn’t put it on the seller – there is no way to determine when bearings are going to go short of pulling them apart. And since you have no idea what they have seen over the years, or when they were last changed, my first action on pretty much any new to me used machine is to swap out the bearings. Cheap and easy insurance to prevent what you are experiencing – which now has possibly caused even more (expensive) damage.

So you are looking at a few hundred for a new motor, or around $20 for new bearings (arbor and motor). Doesn’t really seem like a hard decision to me.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#6 posted 02-29-2020 02:26 PM

Thanks for the feedback! I was thinking about going the bearing route first but I was not sure how involved the replacement process was. I could not find much on replacing the bearings on a 64A motor. However the general construction of single phase induction motors are very similar. I will document the process as best as possible and try to contribute my experience if successful. Project number 78…here I come!
Thanks again!

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