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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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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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Why is my air compressor drawing too many amps?

I have an old air compressor (1970s/1980s vintage) that has recently started tripping the circuit breaker that it is on. I hooked up a clamp meter and found that when the compressor motor is running ...
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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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How should I connect a furnace fan to a start capacitor?

I have an old squirrel cage that works but capacitor is missing. The motor has 3 wires (red/white/blue). How do I hook this up with a run/start cap?
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How to clean pulp collector of a fruit juice extractor [migrated]

Not sure if my problem is directly related to home improvement, but this problem at home is making trouble for me. I have a New Life juice extractor of model FJU-30W-310 which has a pulp collector ...
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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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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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Why would my microwave continually rotate when connected to a voltage stabilizer which is also used for a refrigerator?

When I connected my microwave oven to a voltage stabilizer which is being used for refrigerator,the microwave oven motor starts working without any functions provided.The motor keeps on rotating at ...
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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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Motor and Sensor Voltage [duplicate]

What do you think is the problem when the motor statter when it’s forward and backward but ok when turn left and right. The program is ok but when we put sensor with it it’s starting to be like that.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New condenser fan motor burned out

AC technician replaced my condenser fan (through a home warranty service). The new fan worked for 5 min and stopped working after that. the fan motor was extremely hot (180F or more) The old fan motor ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Electric Motor: Spark and Repair Issues

I'm trying to repair a shaded pole induction motor from a home appliance. However, each time I connect the motor to the power outlet there is a spark in the same place (I've already tried 2x): ...
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Electric Fan not Working

I have a water distiller which the electric fan suddenly just stopped working (thankfully I was near by to shutdown everything, otherwise ...). Prior to the failure everything was working fine, there ...
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How do I connect this saw's motor to 220 volts?

I finally found a motor for an old DeWalt radial arm saw but I don't understand the diagrams on the motor plate. I want to run it at 220 volts but without terminals I'm not sure about which wires go ...
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DIY wind turbine? [closed]

I have just acquired a small treadmill dc motor and I have an old car battery. ` I'm looking to set up a small wind turbine or hydro turbine to charge the battery, but I'm getting stuck on the ...
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Why has my ceiling fan's speed become slower?

We have owned a Minka Aire ceiling fan for about 4 years and it has been great overall; running for 24hrs a day. It has 3 settings and when we initially purchased the fan; the speed was noticeable ...
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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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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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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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Why were only some of my tools damaged when connected to a 240V receptacle?

I live in the US and recently bought a home. There are several electrical outlets in my garage. I have recently had two tools that have burned up and gone to an early grave. It turns out that the ...
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Can i fix or run my 110V pedestal fan on 220V?

I have an old table-fan that I bought years ago and was rated for 110V. During the checkout process, it the option of choosing 110V or 220V and I made the mistake of choosing 110V. I haven't been able ...
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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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How can I repair a ceiling fan that hums, but doesn't turn?

The ceiling fan/light has power. The lights work, but the fan doesn't turn even though it hums. Why is this, and how can I fix it?
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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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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 to stop a screaming pellet stove?

I'm having trouble thinking of how else to describe the sound that our pellet stove is making. It is a piercingly high pitched sound that appears to come from the blower. Here's a video with ...
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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 ...