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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 ...
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Tumble dryer induction motor wiring

I have removed a motor from our old Hotpoint tvf770p tumble dryer. The motor was working fine (the rear drum bearing had worked through the bearing and rear casing). I am considering using it on my ...
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two hot wires into a capacitor

I have a non-working oscillation 3-speed fan. After some detective work, I found that both wires going into the start capacitor are hot. Is this what it should be? There are three wires, maybe four (...
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Is there a safe way to check for a short in a motor (garbage disposal)?

Quick version: Is there a way to reliably identify a short in a motor, such as a garbage disposal? Such as measuring resistance? Less quick version: My first thought was that since there shouldn't ...
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Branch circuit sizing for 5 HP 3-phase 230 V motor run on 208 V?

If I'm reading NEC 430 Part III correctly, a 5 HP, 230 V, 3-phase motor with 12.8 A full-load current needs a 16 A circuit (125% of full-load current). So, 12 ga wire with a 20 A breaker should do. ...
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Best motor or mechanism to convert recliner chair arm to electric actuation

I have a recliner chair that has a manual arm, I was wondering if there is a way to place a motor on the shaft the arm spins to make it 'electrically actuated'. What I'd like is for it to freewheel ...
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Looking for a reliable replacement capacitor on pool motor

I'm looking to replace the capacitor on the motor that drives my pool pump. The motor just "hums" when I try and start it and nothing is caught in the impeller or binding it. This capacitor sits on ...
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Motorizing a manual crank-type casement window

I've got a couple of crank-open casement windows that are rather annoying to get to. I would like to motorize them. I searched for existing solutions and found them all to be ludicrously expensive. ...
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Unthreaded holes for AC fan motor mounting screws?

My AC is not working. It is a Trane AC (Model 2TTB0030A1000AA). In the process of diagnosis I tried replacing the capacitor, and that did not help. I tested the fan blades and they no longer spin ...
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How to automate a window to open & closed by remote commands

I'm a software developer. I would like to be able to open and close my window automatically when there is a noise outside. So first I need a Wifi Microphone, that will stream the audio to my PC. Then ...
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Can't find the release for this wiring harness connector

I am unable to unlock any "tabs". The video text just says use a slot screwdriver to release the locking tabs. Any help is appreciated.
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KDW60X16 Dishwasher - Not Pumping Water (Wash Pump)

I have the KDW60X16 dishwasher, and two days ago it started making a whirring noise. It will fill and drain fine - But will not spray/move water at all. The motor makes a 'humming/buzzing' noise when ...
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Wiring new range hood exhaust fan motor

Now, my current range hood exhaust fan motor has 3 wires coming from the harness, a red wire, a white wire and a black wire. The NEW motor only has 2 black wires coming off of it- how do I hook it up?
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What gauge wire for 1HP pool pump?

Have a 1hp 11 amp above ground pool pump that is going to be about 50 feet away from the breaker. Will 12 gauge wire be enough to run it? Photo of the pump can be seen at link below https://photos....
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Is adding a Time Delay/Dual Element Fuse a good idea for pump motor install

I have 240v circuit with 12awg wire that will service a 3/4hp motor (about 5amps max at 240v). That circuit is protected by a standard 20amp breaker. I was wondering if it is a good idea/warranted ...