Craftsman 22124 table saw motor problems

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Forum topic by jmyeargin posted 06-14-2014 05:00 PM 1155 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-14-2014 05:00 PM

I have a craftsman 22124 and the motor only seems to have about half the power that it should. I can make the blade stop with 3/4 pine if I push it through a little fast. I checked all the connections to make sure they are tichgt and not showing any signs of arcing or wear. i chacked the capacitors and the run capacitor had pretty much melted, so i replaced it and i am having the same problem. Any ideas?? i am to the point that i think i am going to have to replace the motor, but i would like to exhast all options before i swing 400 bucks for a motor.

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#1 posted 06-14-2014 05:06 PM

Double check both caps again just to be sure, b/c it sounds like a cap issue (it’s not common to actual smoke an induction motor totally). Be sure the belts are tensioned and seated properly. I know it’s a TEFC motor, but I’d blow out any dust just in case. I’d also check bearings. AFAIK, that motor is has a standard NEMA 56 frame, so you shouldn’t have to spend $400 even if it needs to be replaced ….any suitable motor with the same frame should work.

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