Delta 15" planer won't start

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Forum topic by Peteybadboy posted 07-05-2020 03:21 PM 220 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-05-2020 03:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer delta 15 mod 22-785x


I have a Delta 15” planer Mod 22-785x. Last time I used it was about a month ago. I’m thinking I need to replace the switch (but at 70$) I thought I would ask here for advice. The machine is unplugged when not in use. (we have a lot of lightning). I also put in an email to Delta Tool.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance


-- Petey

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#1 posted 07-05-2020 03:30 PM

you can check the switch pretty easy :<)) just unplug first then connect wires together then plug back in if it is your switch it will run

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#2 posted 07-05-2020 03:42 PM

Thanks Tony I will try that.

-- Petey

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#3 posted 07-05-2020 04:01 PM

+1 Checking switch is easy.
unplug, bypass the switch by taping the ends of wires together, then plug it in.

Delta used a generic 220v switch in those motor mounted plastic boxes.
They are not expensive, and lot of folks sell them. Amazon has several listings:

If not the switch, and the power cord has not been damaged; my guess is start capacitor has failed. It is inside the plastic box. Nothing special about the capacitor, except finding the same size and same values that fits in the silly box. Most any motor repair shop, or industrial motor supply will have one for less than $25. Can be hard to order one online and get same size, without careful checking.

Best Luck.

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#4 posted 07-05-2020 06:20 PM

Didja check the breaker? After a month I sometimes flip some of them off. Easy fix if thats it.

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#5 posted 07-05-2020 08:19 PM

Thereal, yes checked that.

-- Petey

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#6 posted 07-05-2020 08:23 PM

Testing a switch is trivial… forking out $70 to replace one that wasn’t bad to begin with is not.

While you got out your meter, test for voltage all the way from wall to motor and all points in between.


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