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Why is my Panasonic Whisper series bath fan starting up so slowly?

I recently had a Panasonic Whisper Series bath fan installed in my bathroom by a plumbing/HVAC company and wired up by a separate electrician. The fan starts up extremely slowly: it sounds like ...
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Is DC Pedestal fan motor whine normal at low speed?

I have a brand new DC motor pedestal fan with 12 speeds. At the very low speeds the motor makes a whiny bearing type noise. Is this normal for low voltage DC fans?
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Is it reasonable to convert a general purpose motor and pump for a sump pump?

TLDR: I have a 120V 1/4 HP general purpose motor with pump head attached (with female threaded connections for input and output). Could I keep this pump/motor above ground and run PVC from the pump ...
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Removing the vibration from a loud motor

VIDEO showing my situation below... I have an electric heater in my garage and the fan motor is vibrating, resulting in a lot of noise. I noticed that if I press my finger against the back of the ...
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Draft Inducer replacement motor part number

The draft inducer motor in my Payne furnace started making a whining sound the other night, so I ordered a replacement from Ebay. My part number is HC21ZE121A, and the motor I got is missing the 'A' ...
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HVAC indoor fan stuck buzzing

My old Sanyo SAP-KRV123EHA had a noisy ball bearing in the indoor fan unit. Since Sanyo is no longer making these units I tried replacing the fan bearing with ceramic ones. After assembling the motor, ...
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Dishwasher drain pump and circuitry diagnostics

Dishwasher is not draining. Error code "d02" on display on start of cycle. No sound from the drain pump. Has lived and operated near Paris for some years, with hard water. "pompe de vidange" - French ...
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Getting rid of ozone and/or burning plastic smell left over from a dead box fan

Almost had a housefire a few weeks back. We left a Lasko box fan (that we use for white noise while sleeping) on during the day and when we went to go to bed there was a horrible burning smell coming ...
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5hp 230v single phase motor popping 30amp breaker

I have a 5hp 230 single phase Leeson motor on my bandsaw. I ran a 30' circuit from a 30amp breaker in the panel to a NEMA 14-30 plug using 10AWG wire. From there, I have a 10-foot 10AWG cord to the ...
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220v 30amp 4 Wire to 3 Wire Bandsaw

I just got a bandsaw with the 5hp motor that requires a 220v 30amp single phase connection. I have it up and running with a three wire dryer cable to my dryer receptacle. When researching requirements ...
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Loft elevator for human

Im thinking of implementing simple lift system to carry goods as well as a single person into the attic. 250Kg capacity electric hoist is good enough for this pupose but im concerned about safely ...
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My Porter-Cable Air Compressor is drawing too many amps

I recently was given a 6hp 25 gal Porter-Cable Air Compressor (CPF6025VP) that kicks out my 20 amp breaker at around 80psi and will not restart with even 20 psi in the tank. I measured the amp draw ...
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Blower Motor Single “Stutter” when Condenser comes online

I recently moved into a new home. This home has two stories and each story has its own AC system. Both units were replaced about 2 years ago. Both units are 3 ton Carrier Units. Everything is ...
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Following this simple diagram what wire goes where?

These are the available wires: This is the diagram on how to connect them to 110v And that's the plug I want to use with that fan. Now the diagram seems clear: Brown takes 1 line black, white, ...
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Power Drill emits a bright spark and stops. Can fix?

I have one of these and I recently lent it to someone. Now when I tried it after a while, it runs for a second or two (if I press the trigger all the way), and then emits a bright spark or two from ...
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Plugging compressor into 240v dryer plug (NEMA 10-30R)

I've recently received a compressor that has a NEMA 6-50P plug on it. I would like to plug it into my current dryer receptacle which is a NEMA 10-30R. Voltage and amperage-wise, I think everything ...
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Is my control board bad?

I have a Goodman evaporator/gas heating unit that runs the central fan motor constantly after it is powered up a couple of seconds. This happens regardless of what wires are hooked to the control ...
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What's wrong with my replacement fan motor?

I have one of those integrated bathroom 3-in-1 ceiling units (light, heat and exhaust fan). Recently the fan spontaneously stopped working. I took the unit down to inspect the fan motor and took it ...
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How do I add an on off switch to the power cord of a 2 wire AC motor

complete novice here so please take that into account when responding. I want to add an on & off switch to the power cord of an AC motor so that I don't have to unplug it from the wall outlet ...
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Condenser dual capacitors - run or start?

I understand the purpose of a run capacitor. And I understand the purpose of a start capacitor. I understand the concept of a dual capacitor. With respect to HVAC condenser unit dual capacitors ...
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Identify Hot and Neutral Line on Vintage Clock

I am working on a vintage clock, and in order to make it safer, I would like to replace the cord with a more modern UL-approved cord. First things first, I am trying to identify the hot and neutral ...
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Issue with Blower Motor Not Spinning Up

I have a Dayton Blower motor. Model 3K617K. It has a clutch that is supposed to engage when it spins up. However mine never gets up to speed. It turns, but slowly and constantly makes the loud humming/...
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Did I blow the motor of my table saw?

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 ...
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Electric motor for opening gate? [closed]

Our gate looks like this. It opens to the outside. So I'm looking for an electric motor that I can install to open it by remote. But I have no idea where they're sold. This gate used to have a motor ...
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Ryobi snowblower stalls seconds after starting

So I've had a small Ryobi snowblower (40v, 20 in brushless model). Been working fine for a few years now .. but just today I took it out, started it up .. and it immediately stalled. I hadn't yet ...
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Washing Machine Stator Wire Harness Melted

I have a Kenmore 40318900 front loader that started giving the LE error(motor stall). I bought it as a display model 5 years ago. Tub spins freely by hand, I started troubleshooting according to the ...
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Wiring a Replacement HVAC Blower Motor for an American Standard Heat Pump Air Handler

I undertook what I thought would be a straight forward task.... Needless to say I have run into an issue that I need some help with. The replacement motor is a century 4ka35 motor with the ...
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Dryer keeps stopping - replace motor?

I inherited a Kenmore 80 Series gas dryer from the previous owners of my house. If I put it on a timed dry cycle for 80 minutes, it usually stops before the 80 minutes are up. Sometimes, when I press ...
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Ceiling fan replacement motor amperage difference, is it a problem? [closed]

I have a fan in my bathroom, but it appears to be dead. I took the fan apart, the "fan" is a motor piece which has a standard (US) two prong plug that you just plug into the fan outlet. The outlet ...
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Is sparking in the motor of my drill a concern? [closed]

There is a slight sparkling in my drill. What could be the reason? I received a product and checked for first time by plugging it into the socket. I wonder whether it is common or a serious problem.
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Comparing American 240VAC equipment to European 230VAC

This is more a question for curiosity, as I don't have a 240 volt appliance nor do I plan on visiting Europe. As far as I have been able to tell, much of Europe uses the CEE 7 standard for household ...
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Do I need to replace motor stator if windings are broken?

Broken coil windings Sorry, first time poster, long time reader. I think pic was uploaded. Do broken coppper windings on a stator motor necessarily mean it is a bad stator? This is from a motor ...
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Measuring Electric Motor Shank Dimensions?

I have an electric motor that has threads on the end of it. I'm interested in making a wood pulley to put on the end of it for use in a lathe. The only thing is that I'm not sure if I have the right ...
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Why is my dryer turning off mid-cycle and staying off for 30-60 minutes?

My dryer recently started turning off during its cycle (after 20-30ish minutes), including the (digital) control panel being completely unresponsive. After 30-60 minutes, it will work again normally ...
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How to change the speed of a table fan?

I have just bought a $15 table fan, AC, ie plugged into wall mains. The lowest speed setting is still too fast for my requirement, and hence also too noisy. I estimate it to be around 5 revolutions ...
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Connecting the motor to 12/2 wire and a 6 position dial in an evaporative swamp cooler

I'm connecting a new evaporation cooler to an existing 6 position wall dial using the existing wiring. The idiot owner who wired the original cooler put in 12/2 Romex, intead of 12/3 for the motor (...
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What is the purpose of these spare rings for an HVAC blower motor?

I recently replaced the blower motor and wheel for our HVAC unit. The motor came with four of these spare rings: There is already an identical ring attached around what I would call the front shaft (...
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How can one make a connection where flexibility is necessary despite the connection being exposed to physical damage?

It seems that it is common practice in HVAC-land to use a LFNC whip to connect air conditioner condensing units to the house wiring. However, as statueuphemism rightly points out, it is eminently ...
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My breaker keeps tripping

Help ,My motorized garage door opener is tripping my breaker when I use it , can I install a higher amp breaker ?
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How could I motorize my venitian blinds?

I just moved on to an appartment which have a set of 9 venitian blinds. Each come with 2 actions : a string you pull to lift the blind, and a stick you spin to spin the blades and filter more or less ...
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What size Generator and what voltage and amps to power a large 3 phase well pump?

I recent obtained my dads old place and since it sat for so long the generator was stolen and so was our water tank, and now I am in the process of replacing the large generator and I wanted to see ...
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wire gauge and hp of electrical motor

Short version Is there some table that tells one how much HP an electric motor is and the gauge of the wire needed to run to it??? Long story Our well went bad, losing pressure. We have been living ...
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How do I Test a Dishwasher Pump Motor

My Whirlpool WDT720PADM dishwasher stopped functioning properly last night. It will run through a full cycle, filling, draining, heating, soap door opens and steam vent opens at the end. While running,...
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Refrigerator cycles off/on, comes on fully when condenser fan is unplugged

I have a refrigerator which cycles off and on fairly rapidly, about once every two seconds. This has been occurring intermittently for some time. Today it finally failed to come on. I finally got it ...
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Why is large voltage drop a problem if within nameplate rating on motor?

We are in the process of trying to find out why 1/0 AL wire over 400' of length to supply a 2HP motor for a Bifold Door is being pushed so hard by door manufacturer. We have a door on order with a ...
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Does a drill press or a hammer drill have more torque?

I've recently bought this hammer drill for the purpose of getting a drill press holder. I like my tools modular. I was about to get above type of drill press, when I checked my options for an actual ...
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Can I convert ONE 3 phase connection power supply to become TWO 3 phase connections?

Currently I have a SINGLE 3 phase connection power supply. I intend to convert it from ONE 3 phase connection to TWO 3 phase connections. Is there a way to do that?
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Electric Lawnmower - Is The Problem With the Mower or the Extension Cord?

I have an electric lawnmower that's about 8 years old. I use a 100-foot extension cord with it that's probably 20 years old. While mowing the other day, I smelled a faint electrical smell. When I ...
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How much power/electricity should my central air's blower fan use?

Main Question I've already visited this similar, but different question and saw a commenter mention that about 500W seems appropriate for blower fan of an HVAC system. The past few months we've had ...
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Garage door AO Smith motor is dead. Can't find replacement

My garage motor died. I tried to look up the model (image attached - sorry for low quality) online, but it seems like A.O.Smith don't do motors anymore, so I can't order the same model from them. How ...