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Should I replace my damper motor?

I have a wood burning furnace that has a thermostat-controlled damper. The damper motor is mounted on the ceiling and has a lever arm with a long chain that raises and lowers the damper to let more ...
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Did my installer give me the wrong overhead door springs or is my motor just too weak?

Spring finally snapped after many decades. Called someone in to replace the spring. Backstory, the spring is 30+ years old. couple years ago I lubed up the spring with lithium lubricate and cleaned ...
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Washing machine (Electrolux, front loader) motor is heating up

Recently I've changed the drum bearings on my now 13 year-old washing machine. All went fine, the drum spins properly but at the end of a program, there's a noticeable burnt-like smell that wasn't ...
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Can I install a 240V outlet in my new US home for my UK kitchen appliances?

I'm emigrating from the UK to the US. I had assumed that both my Blendtec blender and KitchenAid mixer would not work well in the US not least because the higher mains frequency would make them spin ...
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Questions regarding replacement Trane AC condenser motor

A few weeks ago the condenser motor on our Trane XB 10 heatpump was making a screeching sound. I banged it with my fist and the sound stopped but I think it is not long for this world. This unit is ...
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Is my HVAC compressor siezed?

My R22 HVAC system stopped working. Trying to see if there is anything else I can do When the compressor kicks on I hear a buzzing sound (presumably when the capacitor is in start mode) and a hen goes ...
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Use hour meter on well pump to calculate total gallons per time period?

I want to more precisely (but economically) understand my "whole house" filters' efficiency through time and therefore want to measure how many gallons go across them. It seems that ...
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How to clean a motor that has paint in it

The paint sprayer we are using got paint in the motor that blows the air out to spray the paint. Is it possible to clean the motor with paint thinner or motor cleaner? Or will paint thinner or motor ...
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How do I wire a furnace fan that has an electronic control module to run at full speed?

It is very useful to have an old furnace blower hanging around. Attach a plug a move lots of air. (Don't do this at home because it's much to useful and fun). The motor is a GE ECM Motors Model ...
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Earthing a gate motor

I'm installing a gate motor for out front gate and I'm trying to figure out the best way to install the earth connection. The operator itself comes with a ground wire that's attached to the housing, ...
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Whole house fan motor size

I am told that my whole house fan motor is no longer repairable. It is a 1/2 HP Robbins & Myers dating from 1966 and weighs about 51#. The Hunter fan documentation says the motor is the right size ...
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Are these motors compatible?

I'm trying to replace a motor in a Miele S5580 Luna canister vacuum. After disassembly, I found that the OEM motor has the following specs: Type MRG 742/81-42/2 Part 06514630 Nr 061954 ~...
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Why my circuit breaker trips when I turn off my motor?

I have a 1/2hp single phase motor that I wired to a switch. I reused an old wall light switch for testing. I believe my wiring is correct as I am able to turn it on. But when I turn it off, it trips ...
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Strange Breaker Behavior with Treadmill Electronics

I have a brand new walking treadmill that triggers circuit breakers when the treadmill electronics are powered on but when the treadmill motor is NOT running. The strange thing is that it triggers ...
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pond pump humming, but water keeps flowing

I have a pond pump TidalWave PAF-25SV which started humming very loud, although it keeps on pumping water as before. So I took it out of the basket, removed the intake screen, cleaned up any debris (...
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Cordless lawn mower briefly starts then cuts out

I have an Echo CLM-58v cordless electric push lawnmower. It's worked fine for ~1.5 years, however when I took it out of storage this spring it stopped working. When I start it, it gets a brief burst ...
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I replaced the motor in my dryer and it died almost immediately - can I just get another motor or is there likely another problem?

Dryer is a Samsung DV42H5000EW/AC that is about 4 years old. I did the diagnostics with my multimeter as described in the little booklet on the back of the dryer, found it was the motor, and replaced ...
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How to ground a kitchen exhaust blower fan?

Recently our kitchen exhaust fan stopped working, only humming and not moving. In the kitchen there's a butterfly damper, the exhaust switch is on the vent hood, and the motor and exhaust fan are on ...
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How to size a VFD for this Antique 5 HP Motor

I bought a fairly antique 20" Monarch bandsaw. It came with a gigantic (~16" diameter) 5HP electric motor. I'm not sure a bandsaw of this size needs this much motor, but since I have it, I'...
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Why would a polarized plug not fit into a polarized extension cord?

I purchased a somewhat expensive name brand Beautyrest air mattress. Its electronic pump is at the foot of the bed, and its electrical cord is shorter than the length of the bed, making an extension ...
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Need helping finding a limit switch for motorized raise/lower led light bar

I have a rotary bar that raises and lowers lights about 45 degrees in each direction. Right now I have a timed relay that stops the bar, unfortunately, the time can easily be thrown out of sync. I ...
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Old drills randomly starts slow and rattling (if at all)

My grandfather gave me two old drills, as he does not use them anymore. The drills are the AEG 800W Powermatic RL (SB2E-801RL) and the SKIL 1473H2. They suffer from the same problem, although the AEG ...
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Why is my blower motor drawing 12 amps on low speed - and can I do better?

I have an old lennox pulse furnace on the ground floor of a utility building, it is only used sporadically for air circulation not for heating. I replaced the blower motor about 4 years ago (original ...
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Three different well pumps not working but have power

We bought a 1hp shallow well jet pump (Everbilt) a couple months ago to move water from a cistern to use in various places on the farm. It stopped working all of a sudden a week ago. Test meter says ~...
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What is causing a motor to trip my GCFI on every OTHER start?

I am experiencing a very strange, intractable ground fault issue. I have a bandsaw that runs on a GCFI/ACFI-protected branch. It has a standard capacitor-start induction motor. Every OTHER time I ...
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Where can I find a reversible 1HP motor compatible with my home outlet? [closed]

Project I want to create a storage rack in my garage that can be raised and lowered to the floor. I'm not sure how to properly spec the motor for the project. Criteria I've come up with the following ...
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How best to isolate dirty power caused air conditioners or other motor driven devices at the dirty device itself?

I have two air conditioners that are the source of some voltage fluctuation/line noise in my home. The two A/C's running at the same time is definitely and unambiguously at fault. This is primarily a ...
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Standing Fan seizing up only when powered

I have standing fan, it has a simple 0-1-2-3 pushbutton switch system with a timer. A few days ago it stopped working. If I try pushing the blade (with an insulated screwdriver, of course, not with my ...
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How to unscrew this vacuum cleaner's motor axis?

How can I unscrew the central axis from my vacuum cleaner's motor. It appears it is sealed with some sort of green substance and it doesn't move at all. I already tried dissolving it with acetone and ...
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Changing the input voltage of oscillating fan

I have a pedestal fan which is rotating too fast. It's on the lowest setting yet it's stronger than the highest setting of any other fans I've seen. It's noisy as a drone, unnecessarily fast and i ...
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Why would turning off a fridge/freezer for 24 hours then turning it back on make it work again?

A family member's fridge freezer is now working well after being turned off for about 24 hours and then back on. Before, it was not cooling items, reading around 20 degrees Celsius. Now, after being ...
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Neutral size in breaker box

Hello I have a regular 3 wire 120/240 system. Whilst looking at the service drop and breaker box I noticed the neutral wire seems very small. It is definitely smaller than the two main conductors.. I ...
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Is water inside a washing machine motor normal?

So, our drain pump stopped working after washing some bloody disintegrating rug, and everything was cloaked with some kind of sand. The drain pump was failing but we could still hear the motor running....
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Installing a larger pulley to a smaller motor shaft

With reference to the picture below, I am trying to attach a pulley with a hole diameter of 1/2" [item #4] to a motor shaft that is 1/4" 5/16" [item #1], but it currently does not ...
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Identify this ceiling fan?

I have this ceiling fan in my house. The previous owner didn't leave any documentation about it. It came with a remote, but unfortunately the remote's screen does not turn on, even with a fresh ...
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How to wire AC motor

I salvaged an squirrel cage blower from an old freestanding air conditioner that I'd like to repurpose as a vent fan. The issue is, I'm not familiar with how to wire up an AC motor. I'm more use to DC ...
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Change to different condenser fan motor model?

I have an HVAC system that has a condenser fan motor that has gone bad. The motor is no longer available. What considerations do I need to make in order to replace the motor with a different motor? ...
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Replaced Blower Motor, but A/C won't stay on unless power button is held down

My HVAC has an electric furnace blower motor for both heating and cooling. I called a repair guy out who explained that the capacitor was good, I just needed a new motor because it had gone out. I ...
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Inch-long block-and-spring part came with drill - what is it?

A drill came with these parts. I've tried searching for them but I don't know what keywords to use. They are each a bit longer than an inch.
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Can you operate / permanently install an air compressor in freezing temperatures?

My garage is heated but it's attic is not. The attic is accessible and could make a good location for a large air compressor - saves space & could muffle the noise. But the annual temperature ...
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Is okay to use commercial appliance inside average US home? For electricity spec: 115/60Hz/1 Ph (NEMA 5-15)

I want to buy a commercial Countertop Merchandiser/Freezer for home use. Model at this link. Maxx-cold.com Does my home in the US meet the Volt/Watts requirement to use it? The electricity ...
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How to quantify the difference in power of tablesaw motor rewired to 240 vs 120 volts

I often read comments that the same 1.5 hp motor will be less powerful if rewired from 240 to 120 volts, but the wattage of the machine should be the same at 240 volts as at 120 because the amps just ...
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Comparing table saw motors with same hp and different amperage

I am considering replacing the motor on my Inca table saw (Dayton 1.5 hp 115v/16.4amp) because I only have 115volt/15amp power in my new shop. I have found a Baldor 1.5 hp motor with 115v/12.4amps. ...
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Ceiling fans tripping arc fault breakers

I an apartment complex I have a lighting circuit that is not on an arc fault breaker. There are 2 ceiling fans on that circuit, each having its own fan speed control. Intermittently when fans are ...
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Is a 775 Motor Powerful Enough For a DIY Water Pump

I tried making a water pump with what I think is a 550 motor (I can't identify it by the model number), but failed to create enough suction. The top pictures show the diy water pump parts from the ...
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converting HP to Watt

I checked the net and found that one horse power is equal to 735.5 watt. I thought there should be a time factor in this calculation. I have a 0.5 HP motor. I would like to know if the motor runs ...
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Garbage disposal stalled, water backed up

I have a 1 year old 2hp insinkerator garbage disposal. No problems until today. I put a couple of old pickled vegetables (not very much) in and turned it on and the motor just stalled. I could hear ...
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Possible to convert spa pump motor to bench mounted grinder?

I just added the pictures. I would like to know if it's possible to convert a motor that came out of a spa (magnetek brand) into a bench grinder. The plug has 2 round poles, with a rectangle pole ...
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Can a 208-230/460 blower motor be wired for 220 plug

This is my motor I have this blower fan squirrel cage thing and is belt driven by this 3 phase motor and I just want to know if it is possible to wire to plug in my shop wall outlet? If so I probably ...
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PTAC heat troubleshooting

I own a condo with two Islandaire EZ09EBMXH8N10AA PTACs, one of which is acting weird. They have self-contained A/C mechanisms, but the rooms are heated by pumping hot water from the building through ...