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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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Reverse motor direction not working (just stops)

So I successfully purchased and installed an Mars 10204 motor and installed it in my condenser unit outside (the previous GE motor died a horrible death after years of service). Only problem is it is ...
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How to power Sumitomo Sm Cyclo Motor?

I saw a can crusher I wanted to build in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLJgQUiXHV0 And so I built the attachment wheel, shaft, and can chute. Then I bought the motor off ebay here: ...
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Opening an electric motor

I had a pool pump motor given to us that isn't working right. When the power is switched on the shaft jerks to a fixed position, and stays there unless i give it a manual turn. Once the motor starts ...
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Ceiling Fan is very slow after 2 years operation

I have a ceiling fan which is working with very slow speed, even when the selector is set to the max (5 speed). What is the reason for that? Is the reason a damaged capacitor or any other reason? I ...
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What caused this motor to short?

These pics are from my ECM motor in my air handler. I knew the motor was my problem when it failed a phase-resistance test between the windings. The new motor passed the test and works great. I ...
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Will a fan motor run in reverse if the receptacles polarity is reversed?

Recently installed a range hood and it's not sucking up smoke very well. It's been uninstalled and checked for obstructions and none have been found. The dampers are opening and closing properly. One ...
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How long should a heat pump last before needing repairs?

We have a Goodman heatpump Model: SSZ140601 Model Desc.: 14 SEER HP, 5 TON Mfg Date: 6/3/2010 First of all, we did not register the unit so that cut our warranty in half. Two weeks ago, our ...
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Is this 110v 1hp motor reversible by swapping leads?

When wired for 115v, is this motor reversible by swapping leads? http://i.imgur.com/nX7gCxX.jpg
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Connecting Motor wiring

I'm trying to connect Live Wires (L/N/G) to this electric blind receiver and can't figure out the way to do it. Motor Has 4 Wires Blue = Neutral Black = Direction 1 (I assume UP or Down) Brown = ...
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Where to start when standing oscillating fan motor wont turn on?

It is probably not worth fixing but I hate throwing things out when there might be a simple fix. My wife told me that one of our fans was not working. I took apart most of the simple parts and cleaned ...
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Adjusting speed of a kitchen range hood motor

I have a range hood in my kitchen that moves air from a 6 in pipe reduced down to a 4 in pipe. This causes air flow turbulence which makes the operation noisy and inefficient. I'm thinking that if i ...
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electric gate motor

I have a question about an electric gate motor I am installing. I purchased a motor rated for up to 650kg(for a level area), but it will operate on a slope which drops by 400mm over the 5 metre ...
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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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Can I use a 1KW inverter along with a motor starter to power a water pump?

For a long time, I have been using a Jinasena N110T/1 water pump. The specs are as follows: 1" x 1" H max 80ft 1000 gph @ 42ft 0.75 HP 220-240V 0.56KWh I have heard from many places and other ...
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DeWalt circular saw stopped working, probably need to repair motor, can anyone confirm?

Okay, so I got a a circular saw from the family for Christmas for my burgeoning woodworking hobby, and I've been using it a light amount. It went out the other day while cutting some 1x4. I had a ...
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Replacement part for coal stove blower rheostat

I have an Alaskan coal stove and my blower rheostat broke this morning. I opened it up hoping to be able to fix the part instead of buying a whole new fan controller. Any motor controllers that I ...
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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 ...