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Cutting some cedar and overworking my Dewalt 10" portable table saw and it slowed down and then shut off. I let it cool for hours, cleaned it of dust and debris, tried another outlet and it has not come back on. It is a 2015 model and doesn't have a reset button or switch on the motor. Did I blow the motor? Do I have to purchase a $110 motor from DeWalt? Is there a way to check for a guy that knows squat?

  • You probably didn't "blow the motor" (not really a thing with electrics), but you may have scorched the brushes. Are there user-serviceable slotted caps on the sides? – isherwood Feb 21 '18 at 16:22
  • Maybe post the motor model number. The year probably isn't important. – isherwood Feb 21 '18 at 16:36
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    Did the motor "smoke" or just get hot, small motors are required to have thermal overloads some automatically reset some you have to push a button. If you have a ohm meter unplug and put the leads on the flat blades of the plug then turn the switch on there should be a fairly low resistance, if not turn the motor a little if no resistance it could be a overload device or brushes if it has brushes. What is the model number? – Ed Beal Feb 21 '18 at 17:57
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    DWE 7491 is the saw. I'd have to check the motor. – Mike Feb 21 '18 at 18:37
  • Genuine DeWalt replacement part 1 Carbon Brush with wire lead and brush spring – Mike Feb 21 '18 at 18:42
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First call tech line about the situation with Dewalt. Also look for overload reset button. That motor should be protected from just such situations.

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