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Offline DH13

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2011, 10:57:49 AM »
Checked capacitor.  Looks good by my eye.  Doesn't look like the pictures of a blown one.

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2011, 11:15:02 AM »
Remove the motor from the tranny and test it on the floor.

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2011, 11:40:22 AM »
Nope.  Doesn't work, just get the hard buzzing sound.  Is the motor shot?  What could cause that?  I just replaced the clutch with a new one - could I have installed the clutch incorrectly?  If the motor is shot it looks like just buying new is the best option.

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2011, 12:00:40 PM »
Nope.  Doesn't work, just get the hard buzzing sound.  Is the motor shot?  What could cause that?  I just replaced the clutch with a new one - could I have installed the clutch incorrectly?  If the motor is shot it looks like just buying new is the best option.

When you have the motor on the floor and it's buzzing can you spin the shaft of the motor to get it running?

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2011, 12:43:34 PM »
Yes, I can get it spinning but slowly and it keeps humming.

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2011, 12:53:21 PM »
Unless you have some kind of bad connection on the motor plug I would say the motor is bad, what do you think JW?

As it's humming carefully wiggle the wire harness plug on the side of the motor to see if it kicks in and runs.

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2011, 01:37:16 PM »
Wiggling the wire harnass doesn't seem to affect it.  I can set the motor spinning properly with my hand (no humming) but it won't start up by itself, just hums and eventually smells like burning.

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Re: spin problem
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2011, 02:07:44 PM »
Wiggling the wire harnass doesn't seem to affect it.  I can set the motor spinning properly with my hand (no humming) but it won't start up by itself, just hums and eventually smells like burning.

The capacitor is used to help start the motor, could be a bad capacitor yet even if it looks good.
How about the connection on the wire harness that plugs into the capacitor are they clean looking?

Could you remove the capacitor and take it to a shop that could test it for you?
The capacitor should say on the side of it the range it should test in for it to be good.


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Re: spin problem
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2011, 02:21:27 PM »
I really like being able to check capacitors with my multimeter.
What is the reading on the side of your capacitor?


I have a couple extra used capacitors around that read 189-227MFD 110VAC part # 357021 like the one I'm testing in the photo.
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Re: spin problem
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2011, 04:05:06 PM »
I don't know of anyone around here who would test the motor for me.  I may just try replacing the capacitor if they don't cost too much. 

 

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