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Corded lawnmower slowly stopped working

I pulled my corded electric lawnmower out for the first mow of the season, and noticed that was kind of weak. Over the next 5-10 minutes it got weaker and weaker, and then finally it just stopped ...
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Quiko gate opener reports "motor in thermal protection"

I have a Quiko QK-CE220BATRL4 circuit board controlling two Quiko motors on each gate. It has been working fine for the last 3 years. Now when I click the remote button the circuit board still ...
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Is there a standard screwsize / thread for wiring applications?

A sewage grinder pump controller's screws are rusty. I would like to replace them. Is there a standard size screw or is it a free-for-all?
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My Kichler 60" Ferron DC Ceiling Fan does not work after a short

I had some remodeling going on that included electrical work. In another room I found a GFI plug that failed. I don't know if that is directly involved or not but the ceiling fan is on this circuit. ...
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Finding the perfect home-cum-portable EV charging solution [closed]

As an EV6 owner, I've been looking for a charging solution that meets my home charging needs and is portable and easy to use.I would like to share my needs with you here and hopefully get some ...
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Cleaning fan motor

I am cleaning an old discontinued bathroom fan motor and the housing of the copper ring of the shaft has tightly packed hair. I started cleaning it up but it's so tightly packed I am having second ...
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What is the cause of this odd behavior of a shower exhaust fan?

Recently an old, heavily-used shower exhaust fan started exhibiting a strange behavior. When the switch was turned off, the RPMs on the fan would die away as normal...but then there would be a pause ...
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Notification lamp shuts off if any one of 3 phase supply is lost

I have a 3 phase well pump that I would like to wire up a 120 volt indicator lamp that if any one of the 3 phases that feed the pumps shut down then my lamp will then shut off so I can tell from a ...
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How to fix an oscillating fan that runs slow?

I have an oscillating fan that does turn on and does oscillate, but which does not run at the correct speed. Normally, when I turn it on it starts at the highest speed and I can change speeds if I ...
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Single phase motor trips breaker after 3 seconds

I have a Harbor Freight dust collector (SKU 59726) - it's a 2HP 14A 110V single phase motor. It has been running for several years, and has not been abused (just well-used). However, it now trips ...
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Are these capacitors hooked up correctly?

I have a single phase 220 volt Chinese motor that starts and runs but has no power and heats up very fast. I am wondering if the capacitors are hooked up correctly?
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Water overflow control system

I want to connect simple floating overflow control switch with a heavy duty relay duty to heavy motor, direct simple footing burn out on heavy load, with type of relay will be suitable?
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Amana refrigerator evaporator fan (that spins OK when hardwired to AC) won't spin inside refrigerator despite 125V input voltage

My 23-year-old Amana BRF20VW refrigerator/freezer stopped chilling food today. I investigated and the evaporator fan (which also circulates cold air to the refrigerator) won't run. Nothing unusual ...
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diagnose pool motor will not run

My pool motor (Haywood 1.0 HP Super Pump) stopped working a few days ago. At the time it was humming when power was on so I figured it was the start capacitor. I ordered a new one and checked the pump ...
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Submersible pump starter - choosing the right relay

A few months ago our submersible pump starter stopped working and the local repair shop guy diagnosed it as a relay issue and replaced it. While the starter is working fine since then, my concern ...
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What are the advantages of running a power tool on 240 V vs 120 V?

I just purchased a band saw and I have the option of running it at 120 V or, by opening the cover on the motor and swapping around a couple of wires, running it at 240 V. In general, I understand that ...
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Can I bypass the switchboard and the main control box of a kitchen range hood and connect it directly to power supply?

I have a typical range hood in my kitchen that is not working. I suspect that either the switchboard and/or the main control box are faulty. I don't have access to a professional repair workshop where ...
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Replacement Refrigator Fan Evaporator Motor with same DC measurements as original but bigger, is it safe to install?

I am doing a DIY on my LG refrigerator. My freezer/refrigator fan evaporator motor gave out. I ordered the part but the parts place sent me the wrong motor twice. It is different from the original ...
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Range hood fan motor electrical breakdown noise

The sound is similar to a "buzz" of a high voltage line or a transformer hum. The volume varies with the fan speed rheostat setting and not the actual motor rpm. (Well, more like the ...
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Why live to ground voltage is only 0V (in a 220V AC power outlet & there is also electric shock on the panel)? [closed]

my name is Kelvin. I'm a trainee hydraulic engineer in Indonesia. I apologize if this question has been answered before / if this question is too basic. So we have a problem with electric shock coming ...
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How can I control the speed of this AC motor?

I have this old 1/3 HP AC Motor attached to a furnace fan that I want to control the speed of. I want to slow it down. I have done a lot of research, but I am not an electronics engineer so I get ...
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Motorized Blinds - No Remote, Can't Find The Manufactuer

When I moved here, there were motorized blackout blinds everywhere. They were awesome. I lost the remote. I didn't buy them; I can't find the manufacturer. I took too good guesses, and neither remote ...
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Fan motor capacitor replacement

Could I get some help replacing this blown (and very smelly) capacitor from an air conditioner? It's for the fan motor. The part is available here https://rmscomponents.com.au/shop/appliance-spare-...
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Wiring question on central vac

I have an old central vac unit I would like to use as a dust collector, but I am hesitant about the wiring. It has a double set of low voltage wires. Black and white, and red and green. Black and ...
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Are there any side-effects of putting a soft-start on a 2-wire well pump?

The house I moved into has a well. I find that the inrush current to the pump is some 26 Amps (normal running is between 6 and 7 amps). The pump is a 240-volt, 2-wire pump. No start capacitor can be ...
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Dishwasher wash motor won't spin, gets hot

About the machine: Brand: Whirlpool Model: WDTA50SAKZ0 Warranty: Expired 4 months ago I bought and installed the dishwasher (brand new) about a year and 4 months ago. Up until 3 weeks ago, I did not ...
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Should I bother adding a starting capacitor to an older motor without one

Our washing machine is starting intermittently, and based on a light film the color of rust/oil below the machine, I suspect lubrication is starting to wear out and increasing friction. The 1/2 HP ...
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Is an overheating motor on electric pressure washer ruined? [closed]

The motor on my electric pressure washer started to smell yesterday after using it for 15 minutes. I knew better, yet I continued to run it periodically for an additional 5-10 minutes over the next ...
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Can I have 2 boatlift motors (rated for a total of 22 Amps), on a old 20 amp circuit if I replace the circuit breaker with a 30amp breaker? [duplicate]

I replaced my 2 boatlift motors with new ones that are each rated for 15amp starting & 11amp continuos,, this takes a total of 30amp starting & 22amp continuos & after a few seconds they ...
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Is it possible to motorize the raising and lowering of cordless blinds?

Backgroud We are in the market for some cordless blinds to cover multiple windows in our home. I would love to eventually have motorized blinds (tilt AND raise / lower) that can integrate with Home ...
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How to replace or repair old motor starting switch CR1061-DOA?

I have a General Electric motor starting switch (CR1061-DOA). It is connected to a 3/4 hp electric motor that powers a table saw (pictures and specs of motor here - https://woodworking.stackexchange....
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How to find the cause of electrified refrigerator? [closed]

I bought a new refrigerator and on testing with neon tester I can see current on the metal frame. It goes away when the refrigerator is cooled and compressor is off. If refrigerator is shut down for ...
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can I replace two run capacitors with one dual run capacitor?

In this unit https://ameristarhvac.com/wp-content/uploads/pdf/M4AC3-Air-Conditioner-Installation-Manual.pdf Can I replace the 35uF capacitor and the 6uF capacitor with a 35/5 dual capacitor? If so, ...
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My blender's universal motor shoots micro sparks from the outer coil. Is that normal?

I recently fixed a 767 blender (re-branded) and I've noticed that whenever I engage the safety switch without turning on its motor, it shoots a tiny spark from the inner edge of the outer coil (or ...
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Does this Hampton Bay ceiling fan have a capacitor inside the motor housing?

I have an older Hampton Bay "Andross" ceiling fan which only turns very slowly now (one of the kids fessed-up to using it as a catapult for their stuffed animals). I can't find this model ...
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What should I do if I overheated my drill motor and made it smoke?

I have this Milwaukee corded drill: . Recently, I pushed the motor too hard while mixing thinset mortar. I got a burnt motor smell and bit of smoke. I have now learned that bigger mixing paddles are ...
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How to measure current draw of AC condenser fan motor, single phase?

This question is a follow-up from a related question about an AC tech recommending a likely unnecessary fan motor replacement. See Rust on outdoor ac fan motor? Tech recommends replacement? I'm trying ...
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Lawnmower stopping after ten minutes

I am using an electric, battery-driven lawnmover of type Husqvarna LC 247iX. It is about one year old and was not used very much so far. The problem is that after ten minutes of operation the engine ...
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Will Front Load Washing Machine (BLDC motor) rated for 220V 60Hz work in another country with 220V 50Hz?

I currently have Daewoo DWC-ED1292 Washing Machine in the Middle East. It's rated for 220V 60Hz. I'm moving to another country with 220V 50Hz. I couldn't find any detailed manual for the machine ...
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What type of wire connector is this?

I'm attempting to replace the thermal fuse in the motor for my Rigid shop vac (model number WD 1280). I bought it used; it's clearly been worked and possibly left to the elements for some time. I'm ...
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Desk fan not starting. No hums and blades don't spin [closed]

I have a desk fan I've been using for almost two years but for whatever reason, it stopped working whenever I try to turn it on. The fan has three speed control buttons and none of them works. I also ...
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What tool/process do I need to remove this bathroom exhaust fan from motor?

Bought a condo where exhaust fans weren't working with the plan to just replace the motors (both fans are identical). Found this replacement motor for the current JA2C463N motors (https://www....
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How can I determine which furnace draft inducer is a compatible replacement?

I'm replacing my draft inducer / booster and I'm not sure how to find a suitable upgrade and from what I have found this seems to be the exact part FASCO A985 (7085-1124, 330701`-701FA). Is this ...
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16 amp 240V compressor on 30A breaker

I’m running a 16A 240V air compressor with 3HP on a 30A rated breaker. Is this safe or should I use a 20 A breaker instead?
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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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